Howie Dallmar first mad his mark playing basketball for the University of Pennsylvania in 1945, using his final year of basketball eligibility after receiving military assignment in Philadelphia.  The former Stanford star became Penn’s representative to the All-America team in 1949, as he led Penn to an Eastern Intercollegiate League title.

 

During the 1946-47 season, Dallmar was a rookie for the Philadelphia Warriors of the American Basketball Association.  For the next six years, Dallmar coached the Penn basketball and baseball teams while playing professionally as well.

 

Coaching the cagers, Dallmar led his charges to a 105-51 EIL record, and in 1953, he took his 22-5 team to the NCAA tournament – Penn’s first appearance in the national championships.  That same year, Penn went undefeated in EIL play, winning all 14 games.  On the diamond in 1953, Dallmar led the baseball team to a tie for the EIBL championship.

 

For the Warriors, Dallmar led the squad to its first ABA championship in 1947 and was named an ABA All-Star for the 1947-48 season.

 

Following his coaching tenure with the Quakers, Dallmar returned to Stanford to coach the team for which he began his collegiate career.