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Athletics: Former USL Coach and Administrator Dies

LAFAYETTE — Julian C. "Dutch" Reinhardt, a member of the University of Southwestern Louisiana athletic staff for 58 years, died Monday in Wisconsin where he had been ill with cancer for years, the school announced Tuesday. He was 82.
A native of Centralia, Ill., Reinhardt died at a hospital near Boulder Junction, Wis., where he had spent more than 60 summers working for the Red Arrow Camp for boys, said a news release issued by Southwestern.
A former University of Iowa basketball star, Reinhardt was hired in 1931 as Southwestern’s freshman football coach and head basketball coach and, after compiling a record of 346-253 in 27 seasons of basketball, he finished his active USL career as head trainer and associate athletic director. His record as basketball coach is the third-best in Louisiana collegiate history.
After retiring in 1975, Reinhardt was named associate athletic director emeritus, a position he held until his death.
He also was a member of the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame, the Southwestern Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Additionally, the main thoroughfare of the USL Athletic Complex was named Reinhardt Drive in January 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha, and two sons, Rollie and Jimmie. Like his father, Jimmie Reinhardt also is a member of the Southwestern athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in 1978 for his weightlifting achievements.
New Orleans Times Picayune, Sep 13, 1989

Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.
Please go to www.athleticnetwork.net > Site Dedication > Scroll down below "Blackjack" Landry for more information on this outstanding person.