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Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle

Photograph of Tony Hinkle being carried on the shoulders of the Butler University basketball team

Tony Hinkle is carried on the shoulders of Butler basketetball team members

In 1921 Paul D. “Tony” Hinkle (1899-1992) came to Butler as an assistant coach on the BU athletics staff. A three-sport coach—basketball, football, and baseball—Hinkle led his teams to a combined 1,060 wins. His coaching career at Butler ended after the 1969–70 school year. However, he continued to work at Butler as a special assistant to the President until 1992.

Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle