Bob Daniels (basketball)

Bob Daniels was an American basketball coach. Collegiately he played for the Western Kentucky University under Hall of Fame Coach Edgar Diddle. In 1957 he was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals.[1] He started assistant coaching under Coach Guy R. Strong at Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a part of the 1965-66 National Championship team, the first of Kentucky Wesleyan's eight National Championships. During the late 1960s and early-1970s he coached the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers for five seasons, all five seasons he took the team to the Division II NCAA Tournament and won the second and third National Championship for the college. After Kentucky Wesleyan he was the Thundering Herd coach beginning in the 1972–73 season for the NIT appearance.

Bob Daniels
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1967Kentucky Wesleyan (Asst.)
1967–1972Kentucky Wesleyan
1972–1977Marshall
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1968, 1969

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers (Independent) (1967–1972)
1967-68 Kentucky Wesleyan 28-3 NCAA Div II Champion
1968-69 Kentucky Wesleyan 28-5 NCAA Div II Champion
1969-70 Kentucky Wesleyan 18-10 NCAA Div II Sweet 16
1970-71 Kentucky Wesleyan 22-8 NCAA Div II Fourth Place
1971-72 Kentucky Wesleyan 17-10 NCAA Div II Round of 32
Kentucky Wesleyan: 113-36
Marshall Thundering Herd (Independent) (1972–1976)
1972-73 Marshall 20-7 NIT First Round
1973-74 Marshall 17-9
1974-75 Marshall 13-13
1975-76 Marshall 13-14
Marshall Thundering Herd (Southern) (1976–1977)
1976-77 Marshall 8-19 2-1 8th
Marshall: 71-62
Total: 184-98

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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