Fitch, Bill

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Fitch, Bill Gender: M
William Charles Fitch
born on 19 May 1932 at 16:03 (= 4:03 PM )
Place Davenport, Iowa, 41n31, 90w35
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°41' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°29 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 21°37'


American National Basketball Association (NBA) coach who was successful in developing a number of teams into playoff contenders. Before entering the professional ranks, he coached college basketball at the University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University, the University of North Dakota, and his alma mater, Coe College. Fitch's teams twice qualified for the NCAA tournament. He won the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2012–2013 NBA season.

Fitch was a United States Marine Corps drill instructor, a fact that Larry Bird credited in his book Drive: The Story of My Life as an important reason for Bird's own strong work ethic. Bill Fitch was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. He died in Conroe, Texas, on 2 February 2022 at the age of 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

In May 2021 Sy Scholfield provided the birth certificate (Billie C. J. Fitch), copy on file, and upgraded rating to "BC/BR in hand".

Previously the Courtney Conrad collection had 1934 in error, no time.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Sports team)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Basketball head coach)