Henry Iba

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Henry Payne Iba , called "Hank" (born August 6, 1904 in Easton , Missouri , † January 15, 1993 in Stillwater , Oklahoma ), was an American basketball coach . He is known for his time as a coach at Oklahoma State University (1934-1970), which he led in 1945 and 1946 to NCAA championships . He was the first coach who managed to defend his title. Iba is also known for his work as the coach of the US Olympic teams at the Games in Tokyo in 1964 , in Mexico City in 1968 and in Munich in 1972 , where he was the only coach to win two gold medals (1964, 1968). Iba's overall record as a college coach is 767 wins and 338 losses. When he retired in 1970, he was the second top coach in college basketball (behind Phog Allen ). On April 13, 1969, Iba was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . In 2006 and 2007 he was also inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame with the entry classes .


  • John Paul Bischoff: Mr. Iba. Basketball's Aggie Iron Duke , Oklahoma City 1990. ISBN 0865460019

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