Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg

Dutch Lonborg first trained for his legendary career as a basketball coach and administrator by playing guard for the father of basketball coaching, Phog Allen, at the University of Kansas. He was a fine player earning First Team All-America honors from the Helms Foundation in 1919. Coaching collegiately for 29 years at McPherson College, Washburn University, and Northwestern University, his greatest success was at Northwestern, where in 23 years he won 237 games and made the Wildcats a force in the Big Ten. After coaching, Lonborg became athletics director at Kansas for 14 years and went on to be active in all facets of basketball administration. As chairman of the NCAA Tournament Committee, the tournament grew from an eight-team to a 25-team format. Lonborg also served as president of the NABC in 1935 and managed the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1960 that won the world title in Rome.