| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Alma Mater: Penn State 
Date Born: December 27, 1920
Date Died: July 1, 1982
Overall Record: 187-135 [14 Seasons]
|3/12/1955||Kentucky vs. Penn State||W||84 - 59||NCAA East Regional [Consolation] (at Evanston, IL)|
Obituary - Wilmington (DE) News Journal (July 2, 1982)
Ex-Penn State Court Coach Egli Dead at 61
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - John Egli, who won 58 percent of his games during 13 seasons as head basketball coach at Penn State, died Thursday at the age of 61.
Egli was named assistant basketball coach at Penn State for the 1949 season and held that post for five years before assuming the head job in 1955. Under his leadership, Penn State teams compiled a record of 187 victories and 135 losses and advanced to the NCAA tournaments in 1955 and 1965, and to the NIT championships in 1966.
Since retiring from the head coaching job after the 1967-68 season, Egli served on the Penn State staff as an assistant professor of physical education and as coordinator of Commonwealth Campus athletics positions he held at the time of his death.
Egli was active in the national basketball coaches' association, serving on the All-American selection committee and the ethics committee.
Born in 1920 in Williamsport, Pa., he was a veteran of the World War II, serving with the Fourth Armored Division in Europe after graduating from Penn State in 1943. He coached high school basketball before joining the Penn State staff.
He is survived by his wife, the former Nathel Kessler, and two daughters.
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