Everett S. Dean
Indiana's rich basketball heritage was developed by legends like Everett Dean. After a fine three-year playing career at Indiana University during which time he was named to the 1921 Helms Athletic Foundation All-America team, Dean moved on to Carleton College and began his coaching career. In 1924, he returned to coach at his alma mater, and in 1926, led the Hoosiers to their first Big Ten Championship in the school's history. In fourteen seasons at IU, Dean's teams shared three Big Ten titles. Dean left IU in 1938 and became a legendary figure at Stanford, leading his team (then known as the Indians) to the 1942 NCAA Championship. Known as a true gentlemen both on and off the court, Dean also authored two popular basketball books, Indiana Basketball (1933) and Progressive Basketball (1949).