1925 – 1998
Inducted – 1990
Kansas State University’s all-time win leader in men’s basketball, Coach Jack Hartman was known for taking teams with less talent and consistently beating opposing teams with more during his 16 years from 1971 to 1986. Compiling a 295-169 record at Kansas State, he guided the Wildcats to three Big-Eight regular season championships, two Big-Eight tourney crowns, seven NCAA tourney appearances, one CCA appearance, and one NIT berth. Hartman registered 20 or more wins seven times at K-State. He was the NABC National Coach of the Year in 1981. Hartman tutored future pros Mike Evans, Rolando Blackman and Ed Nealy at KSU and Walt Frazier at Southern Illinois. He coached the U.S. Pan-American team to the 1983 gold medal. In 23 years at the NCAA division I level, Hartman was 439-233. He spent seven years at Coffeyville CC and his 1962 team finished 32-0 as NJCAA national champions. He spent seven years at Southern Illinois where his 1967 squad won the NIT championship. His incredible career win-loss record stands at 589-279. Hartman was a two-sport star at Oklahoma State, learning the basketball trade from the incomparable Henry Iba and as a football quarterback, he earned All-Missouri Valley honors. He played one year of professional football for Saskatchewan of the CFL, earning all-league honors. He began his coaching career at Plainville (KS) High School in 1951. Born November 25, 1925 – Dewey, OK. Died November 6, 1998. Graduated Shidler (OK) High School, 1943; Oklahoma State University, 1950; MS – Oklahoma State University, 1954.
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