Robert King

 

Robert King

High School: NOT SET 1934

College: PURDUE UNIVERSITY 1940

Inducted 1983

Played varsity basketball and golf at White Plains, NY ... varsity golf at Purdue ... all-campus golf champion... came to Hammond High School in '43 to coach basketball, golf and swimming ... in 16 seasons as varsity basketball coach, his teams won 69 percent of their games, 277-125, amid rugged northwest Indiana competition ... 10 sectional championships ... his teams were nearly unbeatable at the Hammond Civic Center, winning 80 percent of home games ... coached Hammond to the '43 state swimming championship ... continued to teach at Hammond after retiring from coaching in '59 ... known as a disciplinarian, but also for the rapport he developed with his players and the impact he had on their lives. Deceased.

Robert King


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