Jerry Tarkanian was an American college basketball coach who was known by the moniker "Tark the Shark". Throughout his successful coaching career that lasted over half a century, he coached a number of teams, including the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team of the University of Nevada, whom he led to the 1990 NCAA men's basketball championship.
He was married to Lois Tarkanian from 1966 to 2015. The marriage produced four children, including businessman Danny Tarkanian.
Throughout his career, he won numerous awards and honors, including the 1983 UPI Coach of the Year award and the 2001 WAC Coach of the Year award. He received his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
was a famous college basketball coach,
who was born on
August 8, 1930. As a person born on this date, Jerry Tarkanian is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 8) and the 39th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on August 8
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Jerry Tarkanian is the 571st most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Jerry Tarkanian's birthday, Jerry Tarkanian ranks 4th in famous people born in Euclid, Ohio, U.S.
In general, Jerry Tarkanian ranks as the 6672nd
most popular famous person of all time.
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