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," a NIT, NCAA, and Olympic Championship. In fourteen seasons at San Francisco, Michigan State, and California at Berkeley, Newell compiled an impressive record. His California teams won four consecutive Pac-8 titles (1957-60). Through his coaching seminars, film programs, clinics, and Big Man Camp, Pete has brought his uncanny ability to teach basketball worldwide. In retirement, Newell has served the NBA as a scout, General Manager, and Director of Player Development. Considered "America's Basketball Guru," Newell is the man who dozens of pros seek when they need an expert opinion.