Murray Mendenhall is a former basketball player and coach. Murray began coaching at the high school level, at Fort Wayne Central in the 1920s, winning the state championship in 1943. He also coached in the NBA in 1949-51 as the first coach of the Fort Wayne Pistons, and has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Prior to coaching the Pistons, he coached the now-defunct Anderson Packers of the National Basketball League.
His son, Murray Jr. played for him on the 1943 championship team, before being inducted into the U.S. Navy. Both Murray Jr. and his son, Murray Mendenhall III, coached high school basketball in Indiana.
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