Adolph Rupp

Basketball Coach

Birthday September 2, 1901

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Halstead, KS

DEATH DATE Dec 10, 1977 (76)

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Legendary Kentucky head coach compiled a 876–190 record over the course of four decades.

Before Fame

As a kid, he stuffed socks in order to play basketball on his family farm.


The arena where the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team plays is named after him.

Family Life

Had three brothers named Otto, Henry, Theodore and Alfred, and a sister named Elizabeth.

Associated With

Only Bobby Knight and three others have more head coach wins than him.