Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle

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Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle

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Death: Died
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Son of Edgar C. Hinkle and Winnie Ray
Brother of <private> Hinkle and <private> Hinkle

Occupation: College Basketball Coach, Butler University
Managed by: John Marshall Flora
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About Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle

American college basketball coach who originated the idea of an orange basketball. Prior to his orange basketball, basketballs were brown.

Hinkle's legend is forever remembered on the Butler campus with the Hinkle Fieldhouse, longtime site of Indiana's State High School championships and featured in the film "Hoosiers". The fieldhouse, which was the largest basketball arena in the US for decades, was renamed as Tony Hinkle Memorial Fieldhouse in 1966. He coached 41 seasons of basketball at Butler, ending in 1970, and remained with Butler University until his death in 1992.

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Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle's Timeline

1898
December 19, 1898
1992
September 22, 1992
Age 93