Jack Hartman

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Jack Hartman
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Hartman from the 1976 Royal Purple
Biographical details
Born(1925-10-07)October 7, 1925
Dewey, Oklahoma
DiedNovember 6, 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 73)
New Mexico
Playing career
Football
1943 Oklahoma State
1947–1949 Oklahoma State
1950 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Basketball
1943–1947 Oklahoma State
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1954 Oklahoma State (assistant)
1955–1962 Coffeyville CC
1962–1970 Southern Illinois
1970–1986 Kansas State
Head coaching record
Overall589–279 (men's college basketball)
3–4 (women's college basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NJCAA National Title (1962)
NIT (1967)
3 Big Eight regular season (1972, 1973, 1977)
2 Big Eight Tournament (1977, 1980)
Awards
NABC Coach of the Year (1981)
2x Big Eight Coach of the Year (1975, 1977)

Jack Hartman (October 7, 1925 – November 6, 1998) was an American gridiron football player and basketball coach.

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Hartman played basketball and football collegiately at Oklahoma State University with his basketball tutelage under famed coach Henry Iba. After college, he played quarterback in the CFL before becoming a basketball coach. After leading the Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College basketball team to the NJCAA National Championship with a 32-0 season in 1962, he took his high-octane offense to Southern Illinois University, replacing the successful Harry Gallatin, who had taken the head coaching job with the St. Louis Hawks. In 1967, passing up the NCAA Division II tournament after two successive second-place finishes, Hartman's Salukis won the NIT Championship, which was much more highly regarded then than it is today. He led Southern Illinois University into Division I before taking over at Kansas State when Cotton Fitzsimmons left to coach in the NBA. [1]

Hartman spent 16 seasons as head coach at Kansas State University, where he won 294 games and finished in first or second place in the Big Eight Conference in 10 of those 16 seasons. After his retirement, he worked local television color commentary for Kansas State games, and his former player and assistant coach Lon Kruger took over as head coach at Kansas State.

In 1996, when Kansas State fired its women's coach for NCAA violations, Hartman came out of retirement to coach the team for its last seven games, winning three. [2]

Hartman died in 1998. [3] He has a street near Bramlage Coliseum named "Jack Hartman Drive" after him. His wife, Pat, still lives in Manhattan, Kansas. His daughter, Jackie, also lives in Manhattan and served as the Chief of Staff for the President of Kansas State University. [4]

Head coaching record

Men's college basketball

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Southern Illinois Salukis (NCAA College Division independent)(1962–1968)
1962–63Southern Illinois20–10 NCAA College Division Fourth Place
1963–64Southern Illinois15–10 NCAA College Division Regional Runner-up
1964–65Southern Illinois20–6 NCAA College Division Runner-up
1965–66Southern Illinois21–7 NCAA College Division Runner-up
1966–67Southern Illinois24–2 NIT Champion
1967–68Southern Illinois13–11
Southern Illinois Salukis (NCAA University Division independent)(1968–1970)
1968–69 Southern Illinois16–8 NIT First Round
1969–70 Southern Illinois13–10
Southern Illinois:142–64 (.689)
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference)(1970–1986)
1970–71 Kansas State11–156–8T–5th
1971–72 Kansas State19–912–21st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
1972–73 Kansas State23–512–21st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
1973–74 Kansas State19–811–32nd
1974–75 Kansas State20–910–42nd NCAA Division I Elite Eight
1975–76 Kansas State20–811–32nd NIT Second Round
1976–77 Kansas State24–7*11–31st NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1977–78 Kansas State18–117–7T–4th
1978–79 Kansas State16–128–6T–2nd
1979–80 Kansas State22–98–6T–2nd NCAA Division I Second Round
1980–81 Kansas State24–99–5T–2nd NCAA Division I Elite Eight
1981–82 Kansas State23–810–42nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1982–83 Kansas State12–164–106th
1983–84 Kansas State14–155–9T–6th
1984–85 Kansas State14–145–9T–5th
1985–86 Kansas State16–144–107th
Kansas State:295–169 (.636)133–91 (.594)
Total:589–279 (.679)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

*1976–77 record reflects one win by forfeit over Minnesota.

Women's college basketball

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference)(1996)
1996Kansas State3–42–28th
Kansas State:3–4 (.429)2–2 (.500)
Total:3–4 (.429)

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