A true gentleman, Harry Litwack's flawless character, distinguished coaching ability, and outstanding sportsmanship made him a legendary figure in Philadelphia's sporting annals. Nicknamed "The Chief" after the catch phrase he used when meeting new people, Litwack is credited with developing the box-and-one defense. Litwack played seven seasons with the Philadelphia SPHAS (1930-36), helping them capture championships in both the Eastern and American Basketball Leagues. With a strong playing background, Litwack then coached Temple's freshman team to a 181-32 record from 1931 to 1951. The Chief became Temple's head coach in 1952 and compiled a 373-193 record. Litwack, who suffered only one losing season in 21 years, directed the Owls to thirteen postseason tournaments, including the 1969 NIT Championship and two third place NCAA finishes.