Gene Johnson (Basketball Coach, 1928-33)
Compiled a 74-24 record in five years as head coach of the Shockers.
his winning percentage of .755 ranked third among all Shocker basketball coaches at the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame.
he led the Shockers to a Central Intercollegiate Conference co-championship in 1933 and the team finished second three times and third once.
Johnson left Wichita University for a distinguished coaching career in the AAU ranks, coaching the McPherson Globe Refiners to a national title and later coaching the Wichita Vickers.
he was selected as assistant coach of the first United States Olympic basketball team in 1936.
one of the game's great innovators, Johnson is credited with inventing the full-court zone press. Inducted in 1987.