Jim Couch Inducted in 2016
Inducted in 2016
Jim Couch for the past 60-plus years, Mr. Couch has held a national training foundation. A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving aspiring basketball athletes. Mr. Couch has trained countless future pros his most famous student Lew Alcindor he met in 1960. In Dyckman's projects on the court, he trained, then-13-year-old Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He was the first to produce a televised outdoor Rucker summer league basketball game for Time Warner Cable in 1972.