Assistant Coach,

Played on KU's 1932-34 teams.

Link to his player site

Ernest J. Vanek, 88, died May 19 near his home in Bella Vista, Ark.
Vanek lettered in four sports before graduating from KU and serving as an assistant basketball coach and director of the National Youth Administration of Douglas County. He also coached at Herington, Wichita, North Topeka High and College of Emporia before entering the sporting goods business as sales and general manager for 28 years.
His wife, Dorothy Streit, survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Larry, Tulsa, Okla., and Michael, Peoria, Ill.; a stepson, Richard Streit, Kansas; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Zastrow, Grand Island, Neb.; five grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Source: 6/9/2000