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Harry Litwack
Birth: Sep. 20, 1907, Austria
Death: Aug. 7, 1999
Huntington Valley
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach. For twenty-one years (1952 to 1973), he served as head coach of the Temple University Owls. The son of a shoemaker, he immigrated with his family (who only spoke Yiddish) to Philadelphia when he was five and became enthralled with basketball during his childhood. He attended Southern High School (Philadelphia), where he was a standout player and continued his athletics as a star guard at Temple University (1927 to 1929). Litwack played professionally with Eddie Gottlieb's Philadelphia SPHAs of the American Basketball League (1930 to 1936), before launching his coaching career at the high school level. He served as Gottlieb's assistant with the Philadelphia Warrions and was on staff when they won the BAA league title in 1947. During his tenure at Temple, Litwack was acknowledged as an innovative force of the collegiate ranks, as he was credited with devising the "box and one" defense. Under his guidance, Litwack's teams earned 13 tournament berths, including two Final Four appearances (1956 and 1958), and the 1969 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Title. He coached star players Guy Rodgers (who went on to have an accomplished NBA career), Hal Lear and Bill "Pickles" Kennedy. He retired in 1973 after compiling a 373 win 193 loss record. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 and was enshrined into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Roosevelt Memorial Park
Trevose
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 19, 2011
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