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12 Persons awarded the Henry Iba Award:

About:
The best college basketball coach of the year

Adolph Rupp

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team University of Kansas. Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team University of Kentucky. Henry Iba Award 1966. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1964.

Bob Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mpntgomery Knight
Also Known As:
Robert M. Knight
Nickname(s):
Bobby
The General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a coach, known for his temper. Forward at team Ohio State University. Coach, teams United States Military Academy, Indiana University, US Men's Olympic Team, Texas Tech University. Henry Iba Award 1975. Henry Iba Award 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 2009. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Dick Enberg Award 1999. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1979. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Eddie Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1977. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Gene Keady

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams Western Kentucky University, Purdue University. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for team The Dream Team as assistant coach. Henry Iba Award 1984. Henry Iba Award 1996. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2007.

Guy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Guy Vernon Lewis II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, forward, the coach, team University of Houston. Henry Iba Award 1968. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

John Chaney

Real/Birth Name:
John Chaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 34 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a player, teams Bethune-Cookman College, Sunbury Mercuries, Williamsport Billies. Coach, teams Cheyney State University, Temple University. Henry Iba Award 1987. Henry Iba Award 1988. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Pete Newell

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Francis Newell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Team Loyola Marymount University. Teams, as coach University of San Francisco, Michigan State University, University of California. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2008. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002. Henry Iba Award 1960.

Ralph H. Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At team University of Kansas won 3 letters in both football and basketball. Coach teams University of Wichita, University of Iowa, Oregon State University. Henry Iba Award 1981. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1988. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006. National High School Hall of Fame 1989.

Roy Williams (coach)

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Allen Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Kansas, University of North Carolina. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Henry Iba Award 1990. Henry Iba Award 2006.

Tubby Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Orlando Henry Smith
Nickname(s):
Tubby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Tulsa, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, University of Memphis, High Point University. Henry Iba Award 2003. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2016. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2008.
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