Jack Hartman

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Jack Hartman
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1925-10-07)October 7, 1925
Dewey, Oklahoma
Died November 6, 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 73)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Playing career
1943–1947 Oklahoma State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1954 Oklahoma State (asst.)
1955–1962 Coffeyville CC
1962–1970 Southern Illinois
1970–1986 Kansas State
Head coaching record
Overall 589–279 (.679) (men)
592–283 (.677) (men & women)
Accomplishments and honors
1967 NIT
3 Big Eight titles, 2 Big Eight Tournament Titles
Big Eight Coach of the Year (1975),(1977)
National Coach of the Year (1981)

Jack Hartman (October 7, 1925 – November 6, 1998) was an American college men's basketball coach.

Hartman played basketball and football collegiately at Oklahoma State University with his basketball tutelage under famed coach Henry Iba. After college, he played quarterback in the CFL before becoming a basketball coach. After leading the Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College basketball team to the NJCAA National Championship with a 32-0 season in 1962, he took his high-octane offense to Southern Illinois University, replacing the successful Harry Gallatin, who had taken the head coaching job with the St. Louis Hawks. In 1967, passing up the NCAA Division II tournament after two successive second-place finishes, Hartman's Salukis won the NIT Championship, which was much more highly regarded then than it is today. He led Southern Illinois University into Division I before taking over at Kansas State when Cotton Fitzsimmons left to coach in the NBA.[1]

Hartman spent 16 seasons as head coach at Kansas State University, where he won 294 games and finished in first or second place in the Big Eight Conference in 10 of those 16 seasons. After his retirement, he worked local television color commentary for Kansas State games, and his former player and assistant coach Lon Kruger took over as head coach at Kansas State.

In 1996, Kansas State fired its women's coach for NCAA violations, Hartman came out of retirement to coach the team for its last seven games, winning three.[2]

Hartman died in 1998.[3] He has a street near Bramlage Coliseum named "Jack Hartman Drive" after him. His wife, Pat, still lives in Manhattan, Kansas. His daughter, Jackie, also lives in Manhattan and serves as the Chief of Staff for the President of Kansas State University.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southern Illinois (Division 2 Independent) (1962–1968)
1962–1963 Southern Illinois 20–10 NCAA DII 4th Place
1963–1964 Southern Illinois 15–10 NCAA DII Regional 2nd
1964–1965 Southern Illinois 20–6 NCAA DII Runnerup
1965–1966 Southern Illinois 21–7 NCAA DII Runnerup
1966–1967 Southern Illinois 24–2 NIT Champion
1967–1968 Southern Illinois 13–11
Southern Illinois (Division 1 Independent) (1968–1970)
1968–1969 Southern Illinois 16–8 NIT 1st Round
1969–1970 Southern Illinois 13–10
Southern Illinois: 142–64 (.689)
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference) (1970–1986)
1970–71 Kansas State 11–15 6–8 T-5th
1971–72 Kansas State 19–9 12–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1972–73 Kansas State 23–5 12–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1973–74 Kansas State 19–8 11–3 2nd
1974–75 Kansas State 20–9 10–4 2nd NCAA Elite Eight
1975–76 Kansas State 20–8 11–3 2nd NIT Second Round
1976–77 Kansas State 24–7* 11–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1977–78 Kansas State 18–11 7–7 T-4th
1978–79 Kansas State 16–12 8–6 T-2nd
1979–80 Kansas State 22–9 8–6 T-2nd NCAA 2nd Round
1980–81 Kansas State 24–9 9–5 T-2nd NCAA Elite Eight
1981–82 Kansas State 23–8 10–4 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1982–83 Kansas State 12–16 4–10 6th
1983–84 Kansas State 14–15 5–9 T-6th
1984–85 Kansas State 14–14 5–9 T-5th
1985–86 Kansas State 16–14 4–10 7th
Kansas State: 295–169 (.636) 133–91 (.594)
Total: 589–279 (.679)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kansas State women (Big 8) (1996–1996)
Kansas State (Big 8) (1996–1996)
1996 Kansas State 3–4 2–2 8th
Kansas State: 3–4 (.429) 2–2 (.500)
Total: 592–283 (.677)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

*1976–77 record reflects one win by forfeit over Minnesota.