Former Hofstra coach Butch van Breda ...

Former Hofstra coach Butch van Breda Kolff dead at 84 -

There are 1 comment on the Newsday story from Aug 23, 2007, titled Former Hofstra coach Butch van Breda Kolff dead at 84 -. In it, Newsday reports that:

What basketball coach Butch van Breda Kolff could not accomplish with NBA superstars Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, he achieved with Hofstra.

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Frank Barning

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Aug 23, 2007
Butch was "a piece of work". That is a phrase he often used when he coached at Hofstra in the early 1960s when I knew him. He was a great coach, a fabulous character and a charismatic figure.

Butch lit up a room, was a wonderful story teller and is one of the most memorable people I have ever had the privilege to be around. He was the real Flying Dutchman.

Frank Barning, Las Vegas
Hofstra 1964

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