Known as "Mr. Iba", he became the first coach to lead his school to back-to-back NCAA Championships as he took Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) to national titles in 1945 and 1946. His 767 career victories rank third in the history of the game and his 1,105 games coached are more than any other individual. Mr. Iba is the only coach with six or more NCAA Tournament appearances, to make it to the regional finals of that event every year. He coached in four different Final Fours and his teams appeared in the NCAA Tournament in three different decades. He was known as a master at coaching defense. His OSU Cowboys led the nation in scoring defense seven times during his tenure and were ranked in the top three in that category 18 times. Iba coached the U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1964 and 1968. The Hank Iba Award recognizes the men's college basketball Coach of the Year.
Died January 15, 1993