Harv Schmidt

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Harv Schmidt
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1935-09-25) September 25, 1935 (age 82)
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 to 1974.

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.[1]

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.[2][3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1967–1974)
1967–68 Illinois 11–13 6–8 T–7th
1968–69 Illinois 19–5 9–5 T–2nd
1969–70 Illinois 15–9 8–6 T–3rd
1970–71 Illinois 11–12 5–9 T–5th
1971–72 Illinois 14–10 5–9 T–8th
1972–73 Illinois 14–10 8–6 T–3rd
1973–74 Illinois 5–18 2–12 10th
Illinois: 89–77 43–55
Total: 89–77

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