Arad McCutchan

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Arad McCutchan
Biographical details
Born(1912-07-04)July 4, 1912
DiedJune 16, 1993(1993-06-16) (aged 80)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1943 Benjamin Bosse HS
1946–1977 Evansville
Head coaching record
Overall515–313 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
5 NCAA College Division (1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1971
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1981 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Arad A. McCutchan (July 4, 1912 – June 16, 1993) was a collegiate basketball coach. The Evansville, Indiana native coached his hometown University of Evansville from 1946 to 1977, guiding the Purple Aces to a 515–313 record.

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McCutchan spent seven years coaching Benjamin Bosse High School (1936–1943) before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1946 he took over the head coaching position at University of Evansville. In the following years he guided them to five NCAA College Division Basketball Championships (1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1971) as well as three undefeated seasons in their conference (1964, 1965, 1971). McCutchan was named NCAA College Division Coach of the Year two times (1964, 1965). He was an assistant coach to Gene Bartow for the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, where he won the bronze medal. [1] On April 27, 1981 he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. [2] He was inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973. [3] After retiring from coaching he and his wife Virginia moved to Santa Claus, Indiana. [4]

Benjamin Bosse High School, referred to as Evansville Bosse High School by the IHSAA, is a public high school of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Bosse is the smallest of the EVSC's five high schools, and third smallest high school by enrollment of Vanderburgh County's nine high schools. The school is a contributing property to the Lincolnshire Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

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His first name, Arad, was inherited from a grandfather who was named from the Bible. He often said the name was Hebrew for "wild ass." [5]

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  1. 1974 USA Basketball Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. "Arad A. McCutchan biography". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. Virginia Robinson McCutchan | McCutchen Trace Association Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  5. Deford, Frank (February 15, 1965). "Aces Are High In Evansville". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Professional sports hall of fame in Springfield, Massachusetts

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