Harold Anderson

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W. Harold Anderson (September 11, 1902 – June 13, 1967) was a college men's basketball coach at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. As a player, he played at Otterbein College, a small liberal arts college outside of Columbus, Ohio. As a coach, he was one of the first to win more than 500 games on the collegiate level. While pioneering the run and gun, up-tempo style of play, the Akron, Ohio native Anderson developed a host of All-America athletes, the most prominent being Nate Thurmond.

From 1960 to November 11, 2011,[1] the Bowling Green Falcons played basketball in Anderson Arena, named in honor of their legendary coach. Anderson was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. He is one of the charter inductees of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Toledo Rockets (Independent) (1934–1942)
1934–35 Toledo 13-3
1935–36 Toledo 12-4
1936–37 Toledo 18-4
1937–38 Toledo 14-6
1938–39 Toledo 17-10
1939–40 Toledo 24-6
1940–41 Toledo 21-3
1941–42 Toledo 23-5 NIT Semifinals/Nit 4th Place
Toledo: 142-41
Bowling Green Falcons (1942-1953 Independent,1953-1963 MAC) (1942–1963)
1942–43 Bowling Green 18-5
1943–44 Bowling Green 22-4 NIT Quarterfinals
1944–45 Bowling Green 24-4 NIT Runner Up
1945–46 Bowling Green 27-5 NIT Quarterfinals
1946–47 Bowling Green 28-7
1947–48 Bowling Green 27-6 NIT Quarterfinals
1948–49 Bowling Green 24-7 NIT Semifinals/NIT 3rd Place
1949–50 Bowling Green 19-11
1950–51 Bowling Green 15-12
1951–52 Bowling Green 17-10
1952–53 Bowling Green 12-15
1953–54 Bowling Green 17-7 10-3 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1954–55 Bowling Green 6-16 5-9 T-5th
1955–56 Bowling Green 4-19 1-11 7th
1956–57 Bowling Green 14-9 7-5 T-3rd
1957–58 Bowling Green 15-8 6-6 4th
1958–59 Bowling Green 18-8 9-3 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
1959–60 Bowling Green 10-14 6-6 3rd
1960–61 Bowling Green 10-14 4-8 T-5th
1961–62 Bowling Green 21-4 11-1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1962–63 Bowling Green 19-8 9-3 1st NCAA 2nd Round
Bowling Green: 367-195 68-55
Total: 509-236

      National 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BGSU announces Stroh Center debuts". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 

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