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Edward S. Steitz (USA)
Born on November Sunday, 1920, in in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Nationality:
USA

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Highlights

  • Authored more than 300 articles on basketball and its rules
  • Director of the School of Physical Education at Springfield College: 1950-1956
  • Assistant Athletic Director of Springfield College: 1954-1956
  • Chairman of the Research Committee of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), in the U.S.A.: 1954-1966
  • Basketball head coach of Springfield College: 1956-1966
  • Athletic Director of Springfield College: 1956-1989
  • National Chairman of the YMCA Basketball Championship Committee: 1957-1965
  • Professor of Physical Education at Springfield College: 1961-1989
  • Secretary, editor and national interpreter of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee: 1965-1990
  • Member of the Technical Commission of FIBA
  • Original founder of the Amateur Basketball Association of the United States of America (ABAUSA), now USA Basketball: 1974
  • President of ABAUSA
  • Treasurer and Central Board member of COPABA (current FIBA Americas)

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Edward S. Steitz will be always remembered for his outstanding contributions and influence, both in the United States and internationally, in the field of the basketball rules
  • NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Metropolitan Award in 1974
  • The Edward S. Steitz Award, awarded by USA Basketball since 1991, ""recognizes and individual for her or his outstanding contributions to international basketball""