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John Tharp - Hillsdale College Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 631
Episode 6315th May 2022 • Hoop Heads • Hoop Heads Podcast Network
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John Tharp is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Hiilsdale College.  He has 274 wins as the Chargers' head coach and an overall head coaching record of 478-252.

Tharp has led Hillsdale to four appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, in 2012, 2018 2021, and 2022.

Tharp came to Hillsdale after a very successful 13-year stint as the head coach at Lawrence University, a Division III school in Wisconsin. Tharp left Lawrence as that school’s all-time leader in victories and winning percentage, compiling a record of 204-108 during his tenure.

Lawrence University was Tharp's first head coaching job when he was hired at the age of 24, prior to the 1994-95 season. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Beloit (Wisc.) College before taking over the Lawrence program. John earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1991 and played his college basketball at Beloit, where he was also a two-time all-conference player and led all NCAA Division III players in assists for a season.

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