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Mel Hankinson

Mel Hankinson

American basketball player-coach
Mel Hankinson
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Intro American basketball player-coach
Is Athlete Basketball player Sports coach Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 January 1943
Age 78 years
Star sign Capricorn
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Mel Hankinson (born January 10, 1943) is an American former basketball coach and author. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1970–1973), Roanoke College (1973–1977), Delta State University (1977–1983), Samford University (1985–1987), The Master's College—now known as The Master's University (1988–1993), and Liberty University (1998–2002). Hankinson has written a number of books and starred in videos on techniques for coaching basketball.

Hankinson spent over three decades coaching at the collegiate level. He came to his highest profile position as head coach on April 8, 1998 at Liberty University after three years as the top assistant at West Virginia University.

Hankinson began his collegiate career as a head coach at Slippery Rock University, where he spent three seasons highlighted by capturing the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division title in 1972. For that season he was named NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year. Then the following year, Hankinson led the Rockets to the NAIA National Semifinals where the school recorded a fourth-place finish. He holds a master's degree from Indiana State University

Playing career

Hankinson was a star player at Indiana State College—now known as Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The 59 points he scored on February 26, 1965 against Parsons still stands as a school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference record today.

Books by Hankinson

  • Progressions for Teaching Basketball—Mel Hankinson, Cleveland, MS (1979) ISBN 978-0-9606492-0-4
  • Basketball Basketball Basketball Co-Authored by Margaret Wade—Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (1980) ISBN 978-9-99705-405-0
  • Bench Coaching - Offensive Strategy—Championship Books, Ames, IA (1983) 60 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89279-062-3
  • How to Teach Match-Up Zone—Educational Products Publishing Co. (1986) 68 pgs.
  • Motivation—S.N. (1987) 24 pgs.
  • Bench Coaching - Defensive Strategy—Championship Books, Ames, IA (1993) 131 pgs. ISBN 1-56404-053-4
  • The Numbered Motion Offense—Championship Books, Ames, IA (1993) 110 pgs. ISBN 978-1-56404-052-7

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Slippery Rock (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
1970–71 Slippery Rock 10–15 2–6 5th
1971–72 Slippery Rock 17–7 6–2 T–1st
1972–73 Slippery Rock 23–7 6–4 T–2nd NAIA Division Fourth Place
Slippery Rock: 50–29 14–12
Roanoke Maroons (Mason–Dixon Conference)
1973–74 Roanoke 24–6 10–0 1st NCAA Division II Regional Third Place
1974–75 Roanoke 14–13
1975–76 Roanoke 6–20
1976–77 Roanoke 4–23
Roanoke: 48–62
Delta State Statesmen (Gulf South Conference)
1977–78 Delta State 12–13 7–8 5th
1978–79 Delta State 13–13 7–8 T–5th
1979–80 Delta State 19–7 7–5 T–3rd
1980–81 Delta State 15–13 4–8 T–5th
1981–82 Delta State 18–9 8–4 3rd
1982–83 Delta State 13–15 3–11 8th
Delta State: 90–70 36–44
Samford Bulldogs (Trans America Athletic Conference)
1984–85 Samford 18–12 7–7 T–5th
1985–86 Samford 16–13 8–6 2nd
1986–87 Samford 4–22 1–17 10th
Samford: 38–47 16–30
The Master's Mustangs ()
1988–89 The Master's 20–13
1989–90 The Master's 20–13
1990–91 The Master's 20–14
1991–92 The Master's 20–14
1992–93 The Master's 19–14
Masters: 99–68
Liberty Flames (Big South Conference)
1998–99 Liberty 4–23 0–10 6th
1999–00 Liberty 14–14 4–10 7th
2000–01 Liberty 13–15 5–9 6th
2001–02 Liberty 5–25 2–12 8th
Liberty: 36–77 11–41
Total: 361–353

           
           
           
     

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