2008 Hall of Fame Inductee
STEVE C. STEINWEDEL
Men's Basketball Head Coach (1986-1995)
Inducted in 2008
Steve Steinwedel directed the re-birth of the University of Delaware men's basketball program during his 10-year head coaching career (1985-95), leading the Blue Hens to unprecedented success in the conference and to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. The winningest coach in school history, Steve led the Blue Hens to a 10-year mark of 163-121 that included seven straight winning seasons, two conference titles, and the team's first two NCAA Tournament appearances in 1992 and 1993. The 1991-92 team still ranks as the finest in school history, having posted a record of 27-4 that included a school-record 20-game winning streak that was the longest in the nation at the time. He was named the North Atlantic Conference and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District II Coach of the Year that season and also played a pivotal role in the development and completion of the Bob Carpenter Center in 1992. A native of Seymour, Ind. and a player at Mississippi State, he began his coaching career at Stetson and enjoyed successful stints at Duke and South Carolina before coming to Delaware. Steve earned his Ed.D from Wilmington (Del.) University in 2001 and served as a counselor at Delaware Technical & Community College in Stanton.
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