Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Herman Littman

Herman Littman

Sport: Basketball
Category: Coach
Primary Team: Various
Year Inducted: 2005

Hank Littman is honored for his outstanding coaching career in the Washington, D.C. school system. At Roosevelt High School his basketball teams won the City Championships in 1939-41; and in 1941 went on to win the Southern High School Championship at Duke University. He enlisted in the Army and served from 1941-194,5. At Eastern High School he coached the baseball teams to City Championships in 1953 and 1954. He finished his coaching career at Wilson High School in 1962. As a child, he lived at the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphanage Home from 1918-1927, and attended Erasmus Hall High School. He was president of the student body and lettered in varsity baseball, basketball and football. He went on to Washington and Lee and New York Universities. In his own life, and with his students, he emphasized and upheld the highest ethical and moral principles.

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