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Henry "Hank" Iba (USA)
Born on August Saturday, 1904, in in Easton, Missouri, U.S.A..
Nationality:
USA

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

Clubs

  • Classen High School: 1927-1929
  • Maryville Teachers College (NCAA): 1929-1933
  • University of Colorado (NCAA): 1933-1934
  • Oklahoma A&M/Oklahoma State University (NCAA): 1934-1970
  • U.S.A. National Team in 3 Olympic Games: Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972
  • As a player: Westminster College of Missouri (1923-1927), Sterling Milk in Oklahoma City (1928-1929) and Hillyard Shine Alls (1928-1929)

Club Highlights

  • 2 times NCAA Champion: 1945 and 1946
  • 1965 Big Eight Conference Champion
  • High School 1928-1929 Oklahoma State Champion with Classen High School

National Team

  • Participated in 3 Olympic Games (Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972) as head coach of the U.S. National Team
  • 2 times Olympic Gold medalist: Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968
  • Silver medalist in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

Individual Highlights

  • Only coach in the history to win 2 Olympic Gold medals: Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968
  • Only coach in the history to coach 3 U.S. Olympic Teams
  • 2 times National Coach of the Year: 1945 and 1946
  • NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Metropolitan Award in 1947
  • 3rd all-time NCAA winningest (767 wins) coach
  • President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC): 1967-1968
  • The Henry Iba Award was established in 1959 by the USBWA (United States Basketball Writers Association) and is since then presented to the National Coach of the Year