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The achievements of Dr. Edward S. Steitz

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Title:
The achievements of Dr. Edward S. Steitz
Description:
A document created by Springfield College outlining Dr. Edward S. Steitz's achievements in the world of basketball. The document is titled Dr. Edward S. Steitz: Candidate for Basketball Hall of Fame--Contributor. Divided into three sections, the document lists his achievements as a leader and pioneer in basketball and amateur athletics, as a national leader in amateur athletics, and as a key contributor in the establishment of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Creator:
Springfield College
Date:
[1983?]
Format:
Documents
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
SC Edward S. Steitz Records
Subjects:
Springfield College
Springfield College--Faculty
Basketball--History
Steitz, Edward S.
Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, Mass.)
Basketball
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Extent:
2 Pages
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
Springfield College hired Dr. Edward S. Steitz (November 7, 1920 - May 21, 1990) as a faculty member in 1948. In 1956, he became the college's director of athletics, a position he held until his death in 1990. During this time, he coached ten consecutive winning seasons and had a composite 210-86 record as the Springfield College Basketball coach. His 1965 team conducted an around-the-world tour for the U.S. State Department and posted a 25-0 record against national teams from ten countries. Steitz is regarded nationally and internationally as one of the world’s foremost athletic administrators. In addition to directing a comprehensive athletic program with twenty-five varsity sports, he is also the world’s number one authority on amateur basketball rules. A native of Beacon, New York, Steitz graduated from Cornell University in 1943 and earned both his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Springfield College.
Language:
English
Identifier:
rg178-01-14-001
steitz-edward-candidate-hof-bio