Peter F. "Pete" Newell

Peter Newell had an amazing aptitude for evaluating talent and creating innovative coaching techniques. A master tactician, Newell established a system of tight, aggressive defense combined with a disciplined, patterned offense. Newell’s coaching career began at the University of San Francisco in 1946. He is one of only three coaches in history to win an unprecedented triple crown, an NIT, NCAA, and Olympic title. In 14 seasons at San Francisco, Michigan State, and California at Berkeley, Newell compiled an impressive record. HisCalifornia teams won four consecutive Pac-8 titles (1957-60). Through his coaching seminars, film programs, clinics, and Big Man Camp, Newell has brought his uncanny ability to teach basketball to the entire world. In retirement, Newell served the NBA as a scout, general manager, and director of player development.