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Edgar S. "Ed" Hickey

During a prolific 35-year coaching career, noted perfectionist and strict disciplinarian Edgar “Eddie” Hickey was known as “The Little General.” Hickey's briefcase was always jammed with diagrams and scouting reports, and the coach often drew plays in chalk right on the court. Hickey coached at Creighton, St. Louis University, and Marquette. His St. Louis team favored a three-lane fast break offense and, while at St. Louis, Hickey never experienced a losing season. In his first year at St. Louis, 1948, the Billikens turned in a 24-3 record and together with Hall of Famer Ed Macauley, Hickey led St. Louis to the 1948 NIT title; the pair was known as “Mutt & Jeff.” While at St. Louis, Hickey won three Missouri Valley Conference championships. Hickey’s devotion to basketball inspired him to write numerous basketball articles and conduct clinics in the United States and around the world.

Enshrined

1979

Born

December 20, 1902 Reynolds, NE

Died

December 05, 1980

College

Creighton Saint Louis Marquette

Career Stats

4x MISSOURI VALLEY
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
1948 NIT CHAMPIONSHIP
1 COTTON BOWL
CHAMPIONSHIP
2x SUGAR BOWL
CHAMPIONS
1959 USBWA COACH
OF THE YEAR