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Sport(s)  Basketball
Name  Harv Schmidt
Titles  Head coach
Overall  89-77
Positions  Small forward

1967–1974  Illinois
Height  1.98 m
1954–1957  Illinois
Role  Basketball Player
Conference  Big Ten Conference
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Born  September 25, 1935 (age 80) Kankakee, Illinois (1935-09-25)
Education  University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Harvard "Harv" Schmidt (born September 25, 1935) is a former American professional basketball player and coach. A 6'6", 195 pound small forward from Kankakee, Illinois. Schmidt attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he played from 1954–1957 for the men's basketball team. He also coached the Fighting Illini men's basketball team for seven years from 1967–1974.

Schmidt averaged 12.3 points per game for his collegiate career, playing in 65 games. He was selected in the second round (11th pick overall) of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers.

In 1967, Schmidt took on the head coaching position at the University of Illinois, where he compiled a record of 89 wins and 77 losses.


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