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General Manager:  Frank Hagen
Coach:            Len Shepherd
Court:            Creighton University
Colors:           Purple and Gold

The Omahawks were unique in that they were the only PBLA team that did not have anyone who had previously played in the NBL, ABL or BAA, though Jim Kaeding had been drafted by the BAA's Warriors. Jim Kaeding's grandson, Nate Kaeding, would go on to play professionally in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers.

Rex Barney was also a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the MLB and played to stay in shape for the MLB season.

Roster
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Fred Grann           F    6-6   225  North Dakota
Jim Kaeding          F    6-2   155  York JC
Ralph Langer         C    6-7   200  Creighton
Bob Butherus         G    6-2   185  None
Rex Barney           G    6-2   185  Omaha HS
Bob Webster          G    6-0   180  Southern California
Wayne Kaeding                        York JC
Clyde Ehlers         C    6-5   230  Nebraska
Dick Dermody         F    6-2   195  Arizona
Tom Shanley          G    6-1   175  Southern California

Stats Name GP FG FTM FTA Pct. PF Pnts PPG Hi Ralph Langer 6 26 15 22 .682 11 67 11.2 15 Fred Grann 6 27 9 16 .562 22 63 10.5 20 Jim Kaeding 6 21 10 18 .556 6 52 8.7 13 Bob Webster 6 16 5 8 .625 6 37 6.2 14 Wayne Kaeding 5 12 4 6 .667 8 28 5.6 9 Bob Butherus 6 8 11 20 .550 7 27 4.5 10 Rex Barney 6 4 2 2 1.000 7 10 1.7 4 Clyde Ehlers 6 2 2 5 .400 5 6 1.0 4 Dick Dermody 4 1 3 5 .600 2 5 1.3 2 Tom Shanley 5 1 1 1 1.000 5 3 0.6 3 Totals 6 118 62 103 .602 79 298 49.7 63 Opponents 6 144 57 98 .581 86 345 57.5 74


Ralph Langer was a former star for the University of Nebraska and would lead the Omahawks.


PBLA Promo ad from opening night.


Promo ad for a game between Omaha and Waterloo.