Edgar S. "Ed" Hickey

Enshrined 1979
Reynolds, NE
December 20, 1902 - December 5, 1980


During a prolific 35-year coaching career, noted perfectionist and strict disciplinarian Edgar "Eddie" Hickey was known as "The Little General." Hickey's briefcase was always jammed with diagrams and scouting reports, and the coach often drew plays in chalk right on the court. Hickey coached at Creighton, St. Louis University, and Marquette. His St. Louis team favored a three-lane fast break offense and, while at St. Louis, Hickey never had a losing season. He and Hall of Famer Ed Macauley led St. Louis to the 1948 NIT Title; the pair was known as "Mutt & Jeff." Hickey's devotion to basketball inspired him to write numerous basketball articles and conduct clinics in the United States and around the world.

Career Highlights

Led Creighton to four Missouri Valley Conference championships
NIT championship with St. Louis, 1948
Cotton Bowl (1949) and Sugar Bowl (1950, 1952) championships with St. Louis
USBWA Coach of the Year, 1959