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Tony Hinkle

  • Original Name Paul D.
  • Birth 19 Dec 1898 Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 22 Sep 1992 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 12773

Member, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Helm Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. Best known as head basketball coach at Butler University from 1927-1942 and again from 1946-70, where he compiled a 557-393 record, including many games in which his "Bulldogs" were the underdogs. He developed the "Hinkle System" of disciplined, high-motion offense, and was known for bringing the orange basketball to the court. He also served as football coach, baseball coach and athletic director at Butler. The "Hinkle Fieldhouse" athletic arena is named in his honor.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12773
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tony Hinkle (19 Dec 1898–22 Sep 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12773, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .