Arad McCutchan

Inducted 1979

Administration / Coaching

– Led the Purple Aces men’s basketball team to five National Championships (1959, 60, 64, 65, 71)

– Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981

– Became Evansville’s first person voted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2004

– Was the head coach at the University of Evansville from 1946 until 1977; also served as the athletic director

– Prior to his time at UE, he coached Bosse High School from 1936-43 before serving the U.S. Navy in World War II

– 2-time NCAA College Division Coach of the Year (1964 and 65)

– Assisted Gene Bartow for the US National Team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal

– Earned enshrinement into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973