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Jun222009

Edward J. "Ed" Hickox

Enshrined 1959
Cleveland, OH
April 10, 1878 - January 28, 1966

Biography

In 1968 Ed Hickox laid the groundwork for building the first Basketball Hall of Fame on the campus of Springfield College (formerly Naismith's famous Y), the physical location where basketball was born. Dedicated to improving basketball as a coach, rules architect, and historian, Hickox began his coaching career at Springfield College in 1926 and spent sixteen years on the sidelines. From 1930 to 1948, he served on the National Basketball Rules Committee (NBRC) and was chairman from 1945-48. He was also a charter member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (1927), NABC president from 1944 to 1946 and NABC Man of the Year in 1949. A longtime basketball administrator, Hickox was the volunteer executive secretary of the Basketball Hall of Fame from 1949 to 1963.

Career Highlights

Springfield College team represented New England in Olympic Trials, 1936
Led Springfield College to five New England championships
Board of Directors, Basketball Hall of Fame, 1959-66
NABC historian, 1944-1966