Marv Harshman

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Marv Harshman
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1917-10-04)October 4, 1917
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died April 12, 2013(2013-04-12) (aged 95)
Tacoma, Washington [1]
Playing career
1938-1942 Pacific Lutheran
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1945–1958
1958–1971
1971–1985
Pacific Lutheran
Washington State
Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 642-448 (.589)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Pac-10 Regular Season (1984, 1985)
Awards
Pac-8 Coach of the Year (1976)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1982, 1984)
NABC Coach of the Year (1984)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1985
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Marv K. Harshman (October 4, 1917 – April 12, 2013) was a college basketball coach, a head coach for forty years in the state of Washington at Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington.[2][3][4][5]

Early years[edit]

Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Harshman moved to the Pacific Northwest as a child and graduated from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington, where he lettered 13 times in four sports and graduated in 1942. Harshman served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then returned to PLU to coach.[6]

Collegiate career[edit]

While at his alma mater of Pacific Lutheran (1945–58), Harshman was also the head football coach from 1951 to 1957, compiling a 27-26-2 (.509) record. He moved to Washington State University in Pullman in 1958 to succeed Jack Friel and coached the Cougars for thirteen seasons. When Husky head coach Tex Winter left for the NBA in 1971, Harshman moved across the state to the University of Washington in Seattle. He compiled a 642-448 (.589) collegiate record. Pressured by the university administration to step down, Harshman involuntarily retired from coaching at age 67 in 1985, following consecutive conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances.[2]

Honors[edit]

Harshman was named Pac-8 coach of the year in (1976), Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1982, 1984) and NABC Coach of the Year for Division I basketball (1984).

He was the coach of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1975-1981.[7] Harshman was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in April 1985 and was a member of the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Pacific Lutheran Lutes (Independents/Evergreen Intercollegegiate Conference) (1945–1958)
1945-1946 Pacific Lutheran 6-14
1946-1947 Pacific Lutheran 8-13
1947-1948 Pacific Lutheran 17-14
1948-1949 Pacific Lutheran 24-7
1949-1950 Pacific Lutheran 19-8 8-6 4th
1950-1951 Pacific Lutheran 20-11 10-4 T-2nd
1951-1952 Pacific Lutheran 16-10 7-5 3rd
1952-1953 Pacific Lutheran 16-10 8-4 T-2nd
1953-1954 Pacific Lutheran 18-10 8-4 2nd
1954-1955 Pacific Lutheran 17-6 10-2 T-1st
1955-1956 Pacific Lutheran 25-6 15-3 1st
1956-1957 Pacific Lutheran 28-1 12-0 1st
1957-1958 Pacific Lutheran 21-6 12-0 1st
Pacific Lutheran: 235-136 90-28
Washington State Cougars (Pacific Coast/Independents/AAWU/Pac-8) (1958–1971)
1958-1959 Washington St 10-16 3-13 T-8th
1959-1960 Washington St 13-13
1960-1961 Washington St 10-16
1961-1962 Washington St 8-18
1962-1963 Washington St 5-20
1963-1964 Washington St 5-21 2-13 6th
1964-1965 Washington St 9-17 6-8 5th
1965-1966 Washington St 15-11 6-8 T-4th
1966-1967 Washington St 15-11 8-6 2nd
1967-1968 Washington St 16-9 8-6 3rd
1968-1969 Washington St 18-6 11-3 2nd
1969-1970 Washington St 19-7 9-5 2nd
1970-1971 Washington St 12-14 2-14 T-8th
Washington St: 155-181 55-76
Washington Huskies (Pac-8/Pac-10) (1971–1985)
1971-1972 Washington 20-8 10-4 2nd
1972-1973 Washington 16-11 6-8 T-5th
1973-1974 Washington 16-10 7-7 4th
1974-1975 Washington 16-10 6-8 T-5th
1975-1976 Washington 23-5 9-5 3rd NCAA 1st Round
1976-1977 Washington 17-10 8-6 T-3rd
1977-1978 Washington 14-13 6-8 T-5th
1978-1979 Washington 11-16 6-12 T-8th
1979-1980 Washington 18-10 9-9 5th
1980-1981 Washington 14-13 8-10 T-5th
1981-1982 Washington 19-10 11-7 4th NIT 2nd Round
1982-1983 Washington 16-15 7-11 T-6th
1983-1984 Washington 24-7 15-3 T-1st NCAA Sweet 16
1984-1985 Washington 22-10 13-5 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
Washington: 245-147 121-103
Total: 635-464

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituaries: Coaches Marv Harshman and Frosty Westering die". Washington Post. April 13, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Withers, Bud (April 12, 2013). "Former Huskies basketball coach Marv Harshman passes at age 95". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Raley, Dan (October 3, 2007). "Harshman turns 90, keeps press on Wooden". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former coach Marv Harshman dies". ESPN. Associated Press. April 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bell, Gregg (April 12, 2013). "The Passing Of A True Washington Legend, Marv Harshman". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Pulkkinen, Levi (April 12, 2013), "Legendary Washington basketball coach Marv Harshman dead at 95", Seattle Post-Intelligencer 
  7. ^ "Former Washington and Washington State basketball coach Marv Harshman dies at 95", Washington Post, April 12, 2013 

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