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Ward "Piggy" Lambert
Birth: May 28, 1888
Deadwood
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1958
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

Basketball Pioneer, Coach. Purdue University basketball coaching great 1916-17 and 1918-1946. Considered the father of the "big man" and the "fast break" tactics, he compiled a 228-105 Big Ten record, winning titles in 1922, '30, '32, '34, '38 and '40, and sharing them in 1921, '26,'28, '35 and '36. He left basketball in 1955, and died from an embolism three years later at age 69. (bio by: Scott Wilson) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Clay Lambert (1856 - 1936)
  Helen Craig Lambert (1862 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Ward Lambert (1903 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grayce H. Lambert (1884 - 1903)*
  Frances Lambert Irons (1885 - 1973)*
  Ward Lambert (1888 - 1958)
  Kent Craig Lambert (1891 - 1982)*
  Eleanor Lambert (1903 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grand View Cemetery
West Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: sec. A, lot 54
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Scott Wilson
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16835276
Ward Piggy Lambert
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Ward Piggy Lambert
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One of the front-runners of the quick tempo style of play and arguably the best collegiate basketball coach before the NCAA's. Did I mention quite the recruiter? He's the foundation of Purdue's rich history.
- Jordon T. Vaughn
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