Harv Schmidt

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Harvard Schmidt
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1935-09-25) September 25, 1935 (age 79)
Kankakee, Illinois
Playing career
1954–1957 Illinois
Position(s) Small forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1974 Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 89-77

Harvard "Harv" Schmidt (born September 25, 1935) is a former American professional basketball player and coach. A 6'6", 195 pound small forward from Kankakee, Illinois. Schmidt attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he played from 1954-1957 for the men's basketball team. He also coached the Fighting Illini men's basketball team for seven years from 1967 - 1974.[1]

Schmidt averaged 12.3 points per game for his collegiate career, playing in 65 games. He was selected in the second round (11th pick overall) of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers.[2]

In 1967, Schmidt took on the head coaching position at the University of Illinois, where he compiled a record of 89 wins and 77 losses.[3] [4][5]

Collegiate records[edit]

Season Illinois Season Record Conf. Record Postseason
1967–68 Harv Schmidt 11 - 13 6 - 8 7th(T)
1968–69 Harv Schmidt 19 - 5 9 - 5 2nd(T)
1969–70 Harv Schmidt 15 - 9 8 - 6 3rd(T)
1970–71 Harv Schmidt 11 - 12 5 - 9 5th(T)
1971–72 Harv Schmidt 14 - 10 5 - 9 8th(T)
1972–73 Harv Schmidt 14 - 10 8 - 6 3rd(T)
1973–74 Harv Schmidt 5 - 18 2 - 12 10th
Harv Schmidt: 89 - 77 43 - 55

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