Skip to main content Search this website
The Museum will be closed on Wednesday, September 18th for a private event.
1-877-4-HOOPLA
Toggle Mobile Navigation
Photo of Pete Newell

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. 

Enshrined

1979

Born

August 31, 1915 Vancouver, BC CA

Died

November 17, 2008

Contributor Stats

1 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
1 NIT CHAMPIONSHIP
1 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL
1960 NAMED NATIONAL
COACH OF THE YEAR
1 of 3 COACHES IN HISTORY TO WIN
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS
NIT, NCAA & OLYMPIC
4 CONSECUTIVE PAC-8 TITLES