In Memory of Coach Harley Redin 1919-2020

Legendary coach Harley Redin coached the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens from 1955-1973 compiling a 431-66 record. In 18 seasons his teams made 17 AAU Tournaments and won six National Championships. Redin actually began as the Wayland Baptist men’s coach from 1946-1957 compiling a 205-118 record and making three postseason appearances. The Queens won the first 76 games that Redin coached, and later an amazing 131 consecutive games. Redin also had a fine international career guiding his teams to gold medals at the 1959 & 1971 Pan American Games. In 1964 he coached the U.S. World Championship Team and was one of the first coaches to compete against the Russian National Team. Harley coached 36 All-America players and 32 of his players played on U.S. National teams. Redin pioneered rule changes like the five player full court game, 30 second shot clock and the unlimited dribble which helped to modernize the women’s game. He also wrote two books, The Queens Fly High in 1958 and A Basketball Guide for Girls in 1971. In 1999 Redin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

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