John L. Longfellow

 

John L. Longfellow

High School: Warsaw 1918

College: MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Inducted 1967

Over 500 victories as a high school and college coach ... coached at Leesburg and Nappanee ... moving to Elkhart, his teams won 302 games and 24 tourney titles in 19 years ... became coach of Indiana State ... a season later, Sycamores won the '50 NAIA championship ... 6-year tenure there brought a 122-64 record with 12 championships ... Indiana coach of the year in '50 ... co-coach of the U. S. team in the '51 Pan American games ... sent by U. S. State Department to Haiti to establish a basketball program there ... honored by the National Basketball Hall of Fame.


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