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Schaus played basketball for WVU in 1946-1949. He coached in 1954-1960 and served as the Athletic Director for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. He left WVU in 1960 to become the head coach and subsequent general manager for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portrait of Marty Lentz, West Virginia University basketball player from 1963-1965.
West jumps to block Pitt's Dick Falenski as he attempts to shoot.  The Mountaineers won this game at Pittsburgh, 76-66.
Jerry West played basketball for WVU from 1956-1960 during which time he had a number of achievements in the sport with the team.  He later played for the LA Lakers in the NBA before becoming a coach and manager.
Jerry West played basketball for WVU from 1956-1960 during which time he had a number of achievements in the sport with the team.  He later played for the LA Lakers in the NBA before becoming a coach and manager.
Jerry West swept past Bev Vaughan (25) of William and Mary and scored a total of 38 points against William and Mary. WVU won 85-82 in the semi-finals of the 1959 Southern Conference Tournament.
Eulinda Dinardi, sister of Ann Dinardi and basketball star West are pictured in the Dinardi's kitchen reading a newspaper.West described Ann Dinardi as his "mom away from home." She had a special relationship with many of the basketball players because she lived steps away from the Old Field House.  Her home was on Beechurst Avenue.
Dinardi and Jerry West, who is kneeling beside her on her right, pose with a group of former West Virginia University basketball players.Dinardi was Jerry West's landlord when he lived on Beechurst Avenue during his college basketball years at WVU. West described her as his "mom away from home."Dinardi passed away at the age of 97 in 2003.
Mr. and Mrs. West are pictured in the center in between two unidentified gentlemen. The four are standing behind a table covered by basketball star Jerry West's many awards during his college basketball career at West Virginia University.
West, the "tallest player in basketball" at 6'3" keeps Smith from successfully making a shot. At this game, West Virginia University handed Kentucky their fifth home defeat in 15 years.Both West and Smith made the United States Olympic team two years later in 1960.
In the front row is Jim Warren, Paul Miller, Willie Akers, Jerry West, Joe Posch, Jim Ritchie, and Lee Patrone.In the middle row is Coach Fred Schaus, Asst. George King, Ed Bode, Nick Serdich, Kenny Ward, Butch Goode, freshman coach Quentin Barnette, and trainer Whitey Gwynne.In the back row is manager Tony Minard, Dick DuBois, Nick Visnic, Paul Popovich, and equipment custodian Carl Roberts.
In the top row, from left to right, is Turk Sine, Kenny Mikes, unidentified, Jerry West, unidentified, Frank Knight, and Walter Nook Smittle, Jr.In the bottom row, from left to right, is Larry Sine, Bucky Bolyard, unidentified, and Jon Huffman.