October 4, 1917|
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
April 12, 2013 95) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2× Pac-10 regular season championships (1984, 1985)|
2× Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1982, 1984)|
NABC Coach of the Year (1984)
Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1985
College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Marvel Keith Harshman (October 4, 1917 – April 12, 2013) was a college basketball coach, a head coach for forty years in the state of Washington at Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington.
Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Harshman moved to the Pacific Northwest as a child and graduated from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington, where he lettered 13 times in four sports and graduated in 1942. Harshman served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then returned to PLU to coach. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the fifteenth round of the 1942 NFL Draft.
While at his alma mater of Pacific Lutheran (1945–58), Harshman was also the head football coach from 1951 to 1957, compiling a 27-26-2 (.509) record. He moved to Washington State University in Pullman in 1958 to succeed Jack Friel and coached the Cougars for thirteen seasons. When Husky head coach Tex Winter left for the NBA in 1971, Harshman moved across the state to the University of Washington in Seattle. He compiled a 637-444 (.589) collegiate record. Pressured by the university administration to step down, Harshman involuntarily retired from coaching at age 67 in 1985, following consecutive conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances.
He was the coach of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1975–1981. Harshman was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in April 1985 and was a member of the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Head coaching record
|Pacific Lutheran Lutes (Independents/Evergreen Intercollegegiate Conference) (1945–1958)|
|Washington State Cougars (Pacific Coast/Independents/AAWU/Pac-8) (1958–1971)|
|Washington Huskies (Pac-8/Pac-10) (1971–1985)|
|1975–76||Washington||23-5||9-5||3rd||NCAA 1st Round|
|1981–82||Washington||19-10||11-7||4th||NIT 2nd Round|
|1983–84||Washington||24-7||15-3||T-1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1984–85||Washington||22-10||13-5||T-1st||NCAA 1st Round|
Postseason invitational champion
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- Raley, Dan (October 3, 2007). "Harshman turns 90, keeps press on Wooden". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- "Former coach Marv Harshman dies". ESPN. Associated Press. April 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- Bell, Gregg (April 12, 2013). "The Passing Of A True Washington Legend, Marv Harshman". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- Pulkkinen, Levi (April 12, 2013), "Legendary Washington basketball coach Marv Harshman dead at 95", Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- "1942 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
- "Former Washington and Washington State basketball coach Marv Harshman dies at 95", Washington Post, April 12, 2013
- University of Washington Athletics – Marv Harshman
- Basketball Hall of Fame profile
- College Baseketball Hall of Fame inductees