Inductee Profile

Harold “Hotsy” Reinfeld

shof-2004-2005-Hotsy_Reinfeld A household name to many in Philadelphia, Harold “Hotsy” Reinfeld began his basketball career at Frankford High School as a starting member of the basketball team. During his high school days, he played in the Jewish Basketball League – and received “Rookie of the Year” honors- He also played in the Philadelphia Suburban Baseball League.

In 1950 “Hotsy” was selected as a member of first team Philadelphia “All-Public” Basketball. In that same year, Reinfeld started for the Shar Israel basketball team, 1950 champion of the Jewish Basketball League. Before attending Temple University in 1953, Reinfeld served honorably in the United States Army.

From 1953 to 1956, “Hotsy” was a member and starter for Temple University’s varsity basketball and baseball teams. In 1956, he was elected Captain of the Temple basketball team which completed the regular season with a record of 27-4, and was ranked number 4 in both the AP and UPI national collegiate basketball polls. That year Temple achieved “Final Four” status in the post season NCAA championship playoff games. The 1956 season was big for Reinfeld.

He was selected as a member of the first “All Big Five” basketball and received the Temple University Varsity Club’s “Outstanding Leadership” award.

Reinfeld received his Masters in Education from Temple University in 1961 and became a Health and Physical Education teacher in the City of Philadelphia’s school system. He taught and coached for 30 years. Before retiring in 1995, “Hotsy” owner and operated Oak Lane Day Camp in Blue Bell, PA for 10 years.