Monday, August 24, 2015

Ray Hamann

Raymond Hemry Hamann

August 19, 1911
Yankton, SD

May 7, 2005
Yankton, SD

1928-29 Yankton High School - South Dakota (High School)
1929-30 Yankton High School - South Dakota (High School)
1930-31 Yankton High School - South Dakota (High School)
1931-32 University of Wisconsin (College)
1932-33 University of Wisconsin (College)
1933-34 University of Wisconsin (College)
1934-35 University of Wisconsin (College)
1935-36 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1936-37 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1937-38 Kimberly High School - Wisconsin (High School) - Head coach
1937-38 Kimberly A.A. - Appleton, WI (Independent)
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1938-39 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)  
1939-40 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1940-41 Thorpe Gamble All-Stars (Independent)
1940-41 Kimberly Pipe Makers (Independent)
1942-43 Lawrence University - Appleton, WI (College) Head coach
1943-44 Lawrence University - Appleton, WI (College) Head coach

Hamann was born on the family farm just east of Yankton, South Dakota, to Charles and Elizabeth Hamann. He went to Yankton High School where he was a three-sport athlete (basketball, football and track) and class president. He attended Wisconsin and was a member of the Big Ten Championship team of 1934-35, and continued his sport on the professional level for Oshkosh. He also, at this time, began teaching and coaching at Lawrence College in Appleton. He served the Navy during World War 2 as an instructor of meterology and navigation. In 1946, he went to teach at Appleton High School, and along the way earned a Master's Degree.
Hamann was married in 1938 to Eloise Cordrey Hamann (1911-1992) for 44 years and Leora Burgi Hamann (1912-1989) for six. He had three sons; Howard, David and Richard.


Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI), April 1, 1938
South Dakota Basketball Hall of Fame


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