Ward "Piggy" “Piggy” Lambert (Ward Lambert)

Ward “Piggy” Lambert

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)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • January, 01, 1970
  • USA

Died

  • January, 01, 1970
  • USA

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