Sharm Scheuerman

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Sharm Scheuerman
Sharm Scheurman.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1934-05-16)May 16, 1934
Moline, Illinois
Died August 30, 2010(2010-08-30) (aged 76)
Denver, Colorado
Playing career
1953–1956 Iowa
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1958 Iowa (assistant)
1958–1964 Iowa
Head coaching record
Overall 72–69
Accomplishments and honors
No. 46 retired by the University of Iowa

Milton "Sharm" Scheuerman (May 16, 1934 – August 30, 2010) was an American college basketball player and coach for the University of Iowa.

Scheuerman was born in Moline, Illinois and grew up in Rock Island. After a strong high school basketball career at Rock Island High School, Scheuerman chose to play college basketball for coach Bucky O'Connor at Iowa. There, he was started for some of the most successful teams in program history, winning two Big Ten Conference titles and advancing to the national Final Four in 1955 and 1956. The starting unit for these teams were known as the "Fabulous Five" as they started as a unit from their sophomore to their senior seasons.

Following the close of his college career, Scheuerman was hired as an assistant coach by his mentor Bucky O'Connor, then was hired as head coach in 1958 when O'Connor was killed at the age of 44 in an automobile accident.[1] At 24, Schuerman was the youngest head basketball coach in Big Ten history and one of the youngest in college basketball overall. In six years as the Hawkeyes' head coach, Scheuerman's teams compiled a record of 72–69. He resigned in 1964 to enter private business.[2]

Scheuerman settled in Denver, Colorado after coaching. He died on August 30, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.[3]


  1. ^ "Milt Schuerman to Coach Iowa Cagers". Logansport (IN) Press. May 22, 1958. p. 13. Retrieved January 14, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Schuerman Quits as Iowa Basketball Coach". Standard-Examiner. February 28, 1964. p. 19. Retrieved January 14, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Dochterman, Scott (March 31, 2014). "Former Hawkeye, 'Fabulous Five' member Sharm Scheuerman dies". The Gazette. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 

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