October 7, 1925|
November 6, 1998 (aged 73)|
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Oklahoma State (asst.) |
|Head coaching record|
589–279 (.679) (men)|
592–283 (.677) (men & women)
|Accomplishments and honors|
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.
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.
Hartman died in 1998. 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.
Head coaching record
*1976–77 record reflects one win by forfeit over Minnesota.