Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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1934 – Born on September 22nd in Mayville, North Dakota.
1953 – Married to Roberta "Bobbi" Russell on November 27th.
1972 – Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Head Coach.
1973 – Head basketball coach for Long Beach State University.
1974 – Iowa Men’s Head Basketball Coach.
1983 – Arizona Men’s Head Basketball Coach.
2001 – Recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award (which honors the active Division I basketball coach who has made the most significant positive contributions to his sport during the preceding year).
– He lost his wife of 47 years, Bobbi, to ovarian cancer on New Year’s Day.
2002 – Enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
2003 – Married to Christine Toretti on April 12th.