Howard Sharpe


Howard Sharpe

High School: Gary Wallace 1934


Inducted 1971

Greatest coaching years were at Terre Haute Gerstmeyer, where he coached for 27 years...'Sharpie' won 724 games in 47-year career...greatest years were at Terre Haute Gerstmeyer...gained berth in Final Four 4 times in 5 yrs in mid-50s, losing one to Bobby Plump's Milan, once to Oscar Robertson's Crispus Attucks champions, and again a yr later to Attucks...named national high school coach of year in '75...known through nation as 'Indiana's most colorful and enthusiastic basketball coach' and the evangelist of Indiana basketball...appeared at well over a thousand clinics and other speaking engagements with the likes of Adolph Rupp, Red Auerbach, Claire Bee and Henry Iba.

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