| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 4 |
Alma Mater: Southern California 
Hometown: Redlands, CA
Date Born: March 29, 1910
Date Died: April 9, 2000
Overall Record: 486-235 [28 Seasons]
|12/21/1954||Utah at Kentucky||W||70 - 65||UKIT|
|3/27/1951||Kentucky vs. Kansas State||W||68 - 58||NCAA Championship (at Minneapolis, MN)|
|12/20/1940||Kentucky at Kansas State||W||28 - 25||-|
|1/1/1940||Kansas State at Kentucky||W||53 - 26||-|
Obituary - NBA Jazz Official Website (April 10, 2000)
SALT LAKE CITY, April 10 -- Jack Gardner, the legendary head basketball coach at the University of Utah for 18 years, and a consultant to the Utah Jazz since 1979, passed away on Sunday evening, April 9, at the age of 90.
Known as "The Fox" in the intermountain area, he was the former head basketball coach at the University of Utah and Kansas State. Gardner was a friend and consultant to the Utah Jazz since the team moved to Utah from New Orleans in 1979. A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Gardner completed his career with 649 victories and a .700 winning percentage. He was also a member of seven other Halls of Fame around the country, including the University of Utah's Crimson Club, Kansas State, Modesto junior college, Utah Summer Games and the Western Athletic Conference.
In 28 years of coaching at the major college level, Jack's teams won 486 games and lost just 235. During his 18-year tenure at Utah, he won 339 games and lost just 154 while winning seven conference titles and posting a 51-5 record from 1959 to 1962. He coached 10 teams to NCAA or NIT tournament berths. Jack was the only coach in the nation to lead two different teams to the Final Four two times each. His leadership inspired the building of new campus arenas at both the University of Utah and at Kansas State. He was inducted into the national college basketball Hall of Fame on April 30, 1984, at the same time of the induction of Jazz legend Pistol Pete Maravich.
Hundreds of athletes, coaches and others associated with the game of basketball learned at the feet of Jack Gardner, including 22 who became head coaches and three who advanced to the pros (including Ladell Andersen, Tex Winter and Bucky Buckwalter). One memorable achievement of Jack's during his consultant work for the Jazz was discovering John Stockton at Gonzaga University. He remained an avid observer of the game and was a regular visitor to the NCAA Final Four. Gardner was preceded in death by his wife and is survived by one son, Jim and his wife Diane; and three grandchildren; Natalie, James and David. Services are scheduled for Friday, April 14 at noon at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah.
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