Julius Leon "Jule" Rivlin (February 2, 1917 – September 23, 2002) was a college men's basketball coach and professional basketball player. He was the head coach of Marshall from 1955 to 1963. He coached Marshall to a 100-88 record, winning one Mid-American Conference championship and making one NCAA tournament appearance.

Jule Rivlin
Personal information
BornFebruary 2, 1917
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 23, 2002
Los Angeles, California
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
High schoolTridelphia (Wheeling, West Virginia)
CollegeMarshall (1937–1940)
Playing career1940–1948
Career history
As player:
1939–1941Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
1945–1946Toledo Whites
1946–1948Toledo Jeeps
As coach:
1946–1948Toledo Jeeps
Career highlights and awards

Rivlin played college basketball at Marshall before playing three seasons in the National Basketball League for the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots and the Toledo Jeeps, with a break for service in World War II at Fort Warren, Wyoming.[1][2]

Prior to the war, Jules played semi-pro basketball for the Clarksburg (West Virginia) Pure Oilers where he was a close friend and teammate of Press Maravich (father of "Pistol" Pete Maravich).

Rivlin also served as the Jeeps' coach. In 1974, Julie coached Maccabi Union's basketball team to the Europe Maccabiah Games Championships. Rivlin was named second team All-Century Marshall University Basketball Team, and is a member of the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marshall Thundering Herd (Mid-American Conference) (1955–1963)
1955–56 Marshall 18–5 10–2 1st NCAA First Round
1956–57 Marshall 15–9 8–4 2nd
1957–58 Marshall 17–7 9–3 2nd
1958–59 Marshall 12–12 6–6 T–3rd
1959–60 Marshall 10–13 4–8 6th
1960–61 Marshall 11–13 5–7 4th
1961–62 Marshall 10–13 6–6 4th
1962–63 Marshall 7–16 1–11 T-6th
Marshall: 100–88 (.532) 49–47 (.510)
Total: 100–88 (.532)

      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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