Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons

Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons

by Howard Caldwell
     
 

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Tony Hinkle was the man who shaped Butler University's athletic tradition. He served the institution for nearly half a century as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. A Hoosier legend, Hinkle worked from 1934 to 1970 as Butler's head coach of basketball, baseball, and football. But it was for basketball that he gained the most fame, creating the Hinkle

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Tony Hinkle was the man who shaped Butler University's athletic tradition. He served the institution for nearly half a century as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. A Hoosier legend, Hinkle worked from 1934 to 1970 as Butler's head coach of basketball, baseball, and football. But it was for basketball that he gained the most fame, creating the Hinkle System—a disciplined, high motion offense—which countless other coaches have emulated. Hinkle’s 560 career wins rank him among the NCAA's all-time winningest basketball coaches and his 41 years of coaching service rank sixth on the NCAA's all-time list behind legendary greats such as Phog Allen of Kansas, Ed Diddle of Western Kentucky, and Ray Meyer of DePaul. Based on numerous interviews with Hinkle and his players and associates, Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons is an absorbing account of the life of a remarkable figure in the world of sport.

Indiana University Press

Editorial Reviews

Bob Knight

"Tony Hinkle may well be the most remarkable coach in American collegiate athletic history.... Howard Caldwell has done every fan of college athletics a great service in providing this informative and readable biography." —Bob Knight

Bob Hammel

"Why 'Tony' for Paul Daniel Hinkle? Why are football legends Stagg, Rockne and Crisler major figures in the life of this widely known basketball coach? Howard Caldwell knows why and tells why in taking this da Vinci of coaching through a lifetime that has been rewarding to Hinkle, to hundreds of his former players, and to sport." —Bob Hammel

From the Publisher

"Tony Hinkle may well be the most remarkable coach in American collegiate athletic history.... Howard Caldwell has done every fan of college athletics a great service in providing this informative and readable biography." —Bob Knight

Indiana Magazine of History

"A faithful and warm portrait of an exceptional coach." — Indiana Magazine of History

Booknews
The story of the All-American athlete who, in 1921, took over coaching duties in basketball, baseball, and football at Butler U., and who, 70 years later (March 2, 1991) was honored in the fieldhouse that bears his name, Hinkle Fieldhouse. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253223333
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,007,733
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Bob Knight
"Tony Hinkle may well be the most remarkable coach in American collegiate athletic history.... Howard Caldwell has done every fan of college athletics a great service in providing this informative and readable biography." —Bob Knight
Bob Hammel
"Why 'Tony' for Paul Daniel Hinkle? Why are football legends Stagg, Rockne and Crisler major figures in the life of this widely known basketball coach? Howard Caldwell knows why and tells why in taking this da Vinci of coaching through a lifetime that has been rewarding to Hinkle, to hundreds of his former players, and to sport." —Bob Hammel

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