Tony Hinkle (Tony Hinkle)

Tony Hinkle

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.  Family links:  Parents:  Edgar Clayton Hinkle (1875 – 1968)  Winifred Ray Hinkle (1879 – 1957)  Spouse:  Jane Murdock Stewart Hinkle (1907 – 1959)*  Children:  Barbara Hinkle Causey (1930 – 2005)* *Calculated relationship


  • December, 19, 1898
  • USA


  • September, 09, 1992
  • USA

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