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Jim Wink Jim Wink
Basketball Coach 1959-81, Golf Coach 1960-78

Often compared to the great John Wooden for his calm and caring demeanor, Wink was known in basketball circles as the "Wizard of West Michigan." His basketball teams won a school-record 326 games and he was a six-time NAIA District 23 Coach-of-the-Year. His Bulldogs won 20 or more games in five seasons, including a team-record 26-4 slate in 1972-73. Five of his teams advanced to the NAIA National Basketball Tournament and two won GLIAC Championships. Wink won five NAIA District 23 Championships and was named GLIAC Coach-of-the-Year in 1972-73. He coached five Bulldog All-Americans in basketball and golf. Wink's FSU golf teams won NAIA District 23 Championships in 1964 and 1976 and GLIAC titles in 1977 and 1978. His Highland Park High School team won the 1952 Michigan Class A State Basketball Championship. He is a member of the Adrian College Hall of Fame and the basketball court in the Ferris Student Convocation Center is named Wink Arena in his honor. Wink, who served in the United States Marine Corps on Iwo Jima during World War II, died in 1987.

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