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Bob Dille

Bob Dille American basketball player-coach

American basketball player-coach
Bob Dille
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Intro American basketball player-coach
A.K.A. Robert Orville Dille
Was Athlete Basketball player Sports coach Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 July 1917, Chesterton, USA
Death 10 December 1998, Valparaiso, USA (aged 81 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
Stats
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Education
Valparaiso University
Sports Teams
Detroit Falcons
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Biography

Robert Orville Dille (July 2, 1917 – December 10, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and championship high school coach. Dille was an All-American forward at Valparaiso, where he was a member of "The World's Tallest Team" and later coached Fort Wayne's Northrop High School to an Indiana state championship in 1974. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.

Dille starred at Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana and matriculated at Valparaiso University as a 26-year-old with a wife and son. He played varsity basketball while working 48 hours a week at a local company in addition to his full courseload. In 1944, Dille was named Valparaiso's first nationally recognized All-American.

Following his collegiate career, Dille played for the Detroit Falcons of the Basketball Association of America, averaging 5.2 points per game in his lone season with the club.

Dille was an assistant coach for Valparaiso University during the 1947–48 season, and he later coached high school basketball in his home state of Indiana. He coached at Valparaiso High School, Berne-French Township High School and Fort Wayne North before taking the reins at Fort Wayne Northrop in 1971. Dille coached at Northrop for seven years, winning a state championship in 1974.

BAA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Detroit 57 .197 .667 .7 5.2
Career 57 .197 .667 .7 5.2
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http://www.valpoathletics.com/athletics/halloffame/1997-98/2903/bob-dille/
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dillebo01.html
http://www.valpoathletics.com/athletics/halloffame/2003-04/2929/the-worlds-tallest-team-/
http://www.hoopshall.com/hall-of-fame/robert-dille/
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