Robert L. "Bob" Lochmueller (born June 5, 1927) is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He was drafted with the seventh pick in the first round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals.
He was a 3-year starter for the Louisville Cardinals, leading them to their first NCAA Appearance (1951) and their first NIT Appearance (1952); he scored 1,218 points, averaging 15 points a game.
In his one NBA season, Lochmueller averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game. A knee injury ended his NBA career and he moved into the high school coaching ranks in Southern Indiana; he spent 8 seasons, winning 7 post-season titles with the Ft Branch Twigs, the Princeton Tigers, the Seymour Owls and the Richmond Red Devils before moving into the college ranks. He joined his Syracuse Nationals teammate George King and began a career as an assistant coach for West Virginia; he returned to his home state as the head coach for Tell City High School.
In fifteen years as the head coach of Tell City, he won nine sectional (consecutive) and two regional championships, with a 257-96 (.728) overall record. His career record in 23 years as an Indiana high school coach is 399-150 (.727); he won 13 sectionals and 2 regionals.
Some of his well-known players include:Dave Clark, (Tell City High) 3-yr starter for Georgia Tech basketball
Steve Lochmueller, (Tell City High) University of Kentucky basketball and football; Steve is Bob's son
Bryan Taylor, (Tell City High) University of Louisville and University of Evansville basketball; Taylor was killed in the infamous 1977 airline crash that claimed the entire Evansville basketball team. Taylor started the 1976-77 season as a Sophomore for the Purple Aces, averaging 13.5 pts and 6 rbs a game.
Dave Alvey, (Tell City High) Northwest Missouri basketball; Alvey was inducted into the NW Mo State Hall of Fame in 2008, he is the # 2 career scorer and # 4 rebounder in NW Mo history.
John Judd, (Seymour High) a star at the Air Force Academy.
In 1990, Lochmueller was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.