Henry “Hank” Egan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960 and began his basketball coaching career in 1966 as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy. He became the head coach from 1971-84 and achieved a record of 148-185 in 13 seasons, the third most wins in Falcon history.
Egan spent 23 years as a NCAA Division I head coach including 10 seasons at the University of San Diego (1984-94). During the 1986-87 campaign, he guided the Toreros to a 24-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Having earned a reputation as one of the top defensive coaches in the country during his collegiate tenure, Egan received West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors following back-to-back seasons in 1985-86 and 1986-87 at San Diego. Additionally, Egan was the alternate coach to USC's George Raveling for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and was one of the coaches at the 1984 Olympic tryouts.
Egan's contributions to basketball cannot be mentioned without the enormous role he has played in shaping a generation of NBA players and coaches over 16 seasons with Cleveland, Golden State and San Antonio. Egan's impact extends to many NBA stars including LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Tony Parker and more.
The ceremony is Oct. 24 at the Colorado Springs World Arena.