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Former Temple basketball co-captain Hal Reinfeld dies at age 86

Hal “Hotsy” Reinfeld, one of the captains of Temple University's 1956 Final Four team, died Monday evening at the age of 86.

Reinfeld was a three-year starter for Temple and was named to the first-ever All-Philadelphia Big 5 first team for the 1955-56 season. 

“They do not come any better than Hotsy Reinfeld,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement. “He was a wonderful man with a great attitude and outlook on life. I admired him greatly.”

Reinfeld was a senior captain along with Hal Lear on that Final Four team. He averaged 7.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game that season for the Owls, who finished 27-4 and were ranked No. 13 by the Associated Press. Reinfeld averaged 7.6 points during his three seasons (72 games) on North Broad Street.