Bob Prewitt

Bob Prewitt (1924-2018)

Teams coached: SMU Mustangs
SMU record: 88-115 (.433)
Overall record: 88-115 (.433)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1967-1975 SMU
1949-1967 SMU (asst)

Bob Prewitt Facts

  • Bob Prewitt
  • Born July 26, 1924
  • Died May 3, 2018
  • Alma Mater: Southern Methodist University (BA, 1949)
  • After serving in the Army Air Corps, Prewitt enrolled at SMU and played basketball for two seasons
    • Was All-Conference and served as team captain in 1949, playing for head coach Doc Hayes
  • Became an assistant on Hayes‘ staff in 1949, serving in that capacity for eighteen seasons
  • Elevated to head coach in 1967 after Hayes retired and led the program fo the next eight years
    • Went 88-115 overall, highlighted by back-to-back 16-win seasons (1970-72) with a Southwest title in the latter
  • Passed away in Dallas in May 2018 at the age of 93

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