Monday, September 8, 2008

Don Haskins, NCAA Championship Coach, Passes

Don Haskin passed away yesterday.

Haskins was a pioneering coach, perhaps best known because of the movie, Glory Road, which chronicled his experience at UTEP. Haskins was the first to field a starting five made up of all African-Americans. His team beat a University of Kentucky team that was coached by Rupp, and Haskins won the NCAA championship.


Bobby Knight, Nolan Richardson, and Tim Floyd were just some of the coaches who were influenced by Haskins.

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