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 Tex Winter attended Huntington Park High School and went on to graduate from the University of Southern California in 1947, where he learned the triangle offense from Sam Barry. Winter immediately entered the coaching profession as an assistant to Hall of Famer Jack Gardner at Kansas State University. He would stay in coaching for the next 57 consecutive years.\\ Tex Winter attended Huntington Park High School and went on to graduate from the University of Southern California in 1947, where he learned the triangle offense from Sam Barry. Winter immediately entered the coaching profession as an assistant to Hall of Famer Jack Gardner at Kansas State University. He would stay in coaching for the next 57 consecutive years.\\
  
-In 1952, Winter began a two-year stint as head coach at Marquette University, becoming the youngest coach in major college basketball. ​He led Marquette to the National Catholic Tournament Championship in his first year.  His two-year record was 25-25, with his best season coming the following season, when Marquette finished with a 13-11 record.\\+During World War II, Winter attended Marquette as a member of the United States Navy's V5 Cadet program. It was during this time that the soon-to-be out-going head coach, [[Bill Chandler]], noticed Winter - since he played for Chandler at Marquette. The positive impressions Winter made on Chandler led to his recommending Winter for the head coaching position at Marquette. 
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 +In 1952, Winter began a two-year stint as head coach at Marquette University, becoming the youngest coach in Division I college basketball ​at the age of 28Winter was the first basketball coach in Wisconsin to actively recruit high school players and it was his recruitment of [[Rube Schulz]] and [[Doug Gill]] that so upset [[UW-Madison]],​ that they refused to play Marquette for several years. ​ Winter ​led Marquette to the National Catholic Tournament Championship in his first year.  His two-year record was 25-25, with his best season coming the following season, when Marquette finished with a 13-11 record.\\
  
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