Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fred Fechtman

Frederick Daniel Fechtman



Born:
August 10, 1910
Indianapolis, IN

Died:
July 11, 1991
Indianapolis, IN

Career
1933-34 Indiana University (College)
1934-35 Indiana University (College)
1935-36 Indiana University (College)
1936-37 Indiana University (College)
1937-38 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL) 
1942-43 Greencastle High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1943-44 Greencastle High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Greencastle High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach


At 6'8, Fechtman was at the time the tallest player in Indiana University history. He had never played a game of basketball prior to enrolling at IU. He played only three games in the NBL. He later coached at Greencastle High School in Indiana, and wound up the school superintendent in Tell City, Indiana. He was married to Cora Shipp (1911-1989) and the couple had two sons, Richard (1949-2005) and John, and a daughter, Judith (c.1939-    )

Source:
Call-Leader (Ellwood, IN), June 13, 1942

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/f/fechtfr01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=fechtfr01

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