Mel Hankinson

Mel Hankinson
Mel Hankinson
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Former Head coach
Team Liberty University
Biographical details
Born January 10, 1943
Place of birth United States
Playing career
1961-1965 Indiana (PA)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970-1973
1973-1977
1977-1983
1985-1987
1987-1993
1993-1999
1999-2002
Slippery Rock
Roanoke
Delta State
Samford
Masters
West Virginia (asst)
Liberty
Head coaching record
Overall 361-353 (.506)

Mel Hankinson (born January 10, 1943) is a men's basketball coach and author. Hankinson has written a number of books and starred in videos on techniques for coaching basketball.

Hankinson spent over three decades coaching at the collegiate level. He came to his highest profile position as head coach on April 8, 1998 at Liberty University after three years as the top assistant at West Virginia University.[1]

Hankinson began his career as a head coach at Slippery Rock University where he spent three seasons highlighted by capturing the PSAC Western Division title in 1972. For that season he was named NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year.[2] Then the following year, Hankinson led the Rockets to the NAIA National Semifinals where the school recorded a 4th place finish.

Contents

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall


Slippery Rock Rockets (PSAC) (1970–1973)
1970–1971 Slippery Rock 10-15
1971–1972 Slippery Rock 17-7
1972–1973 Slippery Rock 23-7 4th at NAIA Nationals
Slippery Rock: 50-29
Roanoke Maroons (Mason-Dixon Conference) (1973–1977)
1973–1974 Roanoke 24-6 NCAA Div II Regionals
1974–1975 Roanoke 14-13
1975–1976 Roanoke 6-20
1976–1977 Roanoke 4-23
Roanoke: 48-62
Delta State Statesmen (Gulf South Conference) (1977–1983)
1977–1978 Delta State 12-13 7-8 5th
1978-1979 Delta State 13-13 7-8 T-5th
1979-1980 Delta State 19-7 7-5 T-3rd
1980-1981 Delta State 15-13 4-8 T-5th
1981-1982 Delta State 18-9 8-4 3rd
1982-1983 Delta State 13-15 3-11 8th
Delta State: 90-70 36-44
Samford Bulldogs (Trans America Athletic Conference) (1984–1987)
1984–1985 Samford 18-12 7-7 T-5th
1985-1986 Samford 16-13 8-6 2nd
1986-1987 Samford 4-22 1-17 10th
Samford: 38-47 16-30
Masters Mustangs (NAIA) (1987–1993)
1987–1988 Masters
1988-1989 Masters
1989-1990 Masters
1990-1991 Masters
1991-1992 Masters
1992-1993 Masters
Masters: 99-68
Liberty Flames (Big South Conference) (1998–2002)
1998–1999 Liberty 4-23 0-10 6th
1999–2000 Liberty 14-14 4-10 7th
2000–2001 Liberty 13-15 5-9 6th
2001–2002 Liberty 5-25 2-12 8th
Liberty: 36-77 11-41
Total: 361-353

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Playing history

Hankinson was a star player for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The 59 points he scored on February 26, 1965 against Parsons still stands as a school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference record today.[3]

Books by Hankinson

  • Progressions for Teaching Basketball -- Mel Hankinson, Cleveland, MS (1979) ISBN 978-0-96064-920-4
  • Basketball Basketball Basketball Co-Authored by Margaret Wade—Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (1980) ISBN 978-9-99705-405-0
  • Bench Coaching - Offensive Strategy -- Championship Books, Ames, IA (1983) 60 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89279-062-3
  • How to Teach Match-Up Zone -- Educational Products Publishing Co. (1986) 68 pgs.
  • Motivation -- S.N. (1987) 24 pgs.
  • Bench Coaching - Defensive Strategy -- Championship Books, Ames, IA (1993) 131 pgs. ISBN 1-56404-053-4
  • The Numbered Motion Offense -- Championship Books, Ames, IA (1993) 110 pgs. ISBN 978-1-56404-052-7

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