Kenneth D. "Ken" Loeffler
A stickler for team play, Ken Loeffler's colorful coaching persona included an affinity for bow ties and poetry and a 20-year career packed with achievement. Loeffler, who coached at Geneva College, Yale, Texas A&M, and in the Basketball Association of America with the Providence Steamrollers and the St. Louis Bombers, achieved his greatest success at La Salle University in Philadelphia. His Figure-8 motion offense led La Salle to six straight 20-win seasons. Behind Hall of Famer Tom Gola, the Explorers had a four-year stretch (1952 to 1955) where they dominated college basketball. Loeffler also authored one of the most comprehensive books ever written on basketball, Ken Loeffler on Basketball.