For the American Olympic cyclist, see Jack Hartman (cyclist).
Jack Hartman
File:Jack Hartman.jpg
Hartman from the 1976 Royal Purple
Biographical details
Born(1925-10-07)October 7, 1925
Dewey, Oklahoma
DiedSeptember 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 75)
New York
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall589–279 (men's college basketball)
3–4 (women's college basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
NIT (1967)
3 Big Eight regular season (1972, 1973, 1977)
2 Big Eight Tournament (1977, 1980)
NABC Coach of the Year (1981)
2x Big Eight Coach of the Year (1975, 1977)

Jack Hartman (October 7, 1925 – November 6, 1998) was an American gridiron football player and 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.[1]

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.[2]

Hartman died in 1998.[3] 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.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Men's college basketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southern Illinois Salukis (NCAA College Division independent) (1962–1968)
1962–63 Southern Illinois 20–10 NCAA College Division Fourth Place
1963–64 Southern Illinois 15–10 NCAA College Division Regional Runner-up
1964–65 Southern Illinois 20–6 NCAA College Division Runner-up
1965–66 Southern Illinois 21–7 NCAA College Division Runner-up
1966–67 Southern Illinois 24–2 NIT Champion
1967–68 Southern Illinois 13–11
Southern Illinois Salukis (NCAA University Division independent) (1968–1970)
1968–69 Southern Illinois 16–8 NIT First Round
1969–70 Southern Illinois 13–10
Southern Illinois: 142–64 (.689)
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference) (1970–1986)
1970–71 Kansas State 11–15 6–8 T–5th
1971–72 Kansas State 19–9 12–2 1st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
1972–73 Kansas State 23–5 12–2 1st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
1973–74 Kansas State 19–8 11–3 2nd
1974–75 Kansas State 20–9 10–4 2nd NCAA Division I Elite Eight
1975–76 Kansas State 20–8 11–3 2nd NIT Second Round
1976–77 Kansas State 24–7* 11–3 1st NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1977–78 Kansas State 18–11 7–7 T–4th
1978–79 Kansas State 16–12 8–6 T–2nd
1979–80 Kansas State 22–9 8–6 T–2nd NCAA Division I Second Round
1980–81 Kansas State 24–9 9–5 T–2nd NCAA Division I Elite Eight
1981–82 Kansas State 23–8 10–4 2nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1982–83 Kansas State 12–16 4–10 6th
1983–84 Kansas State 14–15 5–9 T–6th
1984–85 Kansas State 14–14 5–9 T–5th
1985–86 Kansas State 16–14 4–10 7th
Kansas State: 295–169 (.636) 133–91 (.594)
Total: 589–279 (.679)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

*1976–77 record reflects one win by forfeit over Minnesota.

Women's college basketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference) (1996)
1996 Kansas State 3–4 2–2 8th
Kansas State: 3–4 (.429) 2–2 (.500)
Total: 3–4 (.429)


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