Gerald Myers

Gerald Myers (born August 5, 1936)

Teams coached: Houston Baptist Huskies, Texas Tech Red Raiders
Houston Baptist record^: 32-43 (.427)
Texas Tech record: 325-262 (.554)
Overall record^: 357-305 (.539)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0  
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1973, 1976, 1985, 1986)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1976)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0  
  • NIT Championships:  0  
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1979)
  • Southwest Regular Season Champion:  2  (1973, 1985)
  • Southwest Tournament Champion:  3  (1976, 1985, 1986)

Awards:

  • Southwest Coach of the Year:  5  (1973, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1971-1991 Texas Tech
1970-1971 Texas Tech (asst)
1967-1970 Houston Baptist

Gerald Myers Facts

  • Gerald Myers
  • Born August 5, 1936
  • Hometown: Borger, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Texas Tech University (BA, 1959 & MA, 1965)
  • Played basketball at Texas Tech from 1956-59 under longtime head coach Polk Robison
  • Started his coaching career in Lubbock, leading the Monterey HS boys’ team for four seasons (92-18 overall)
  • Hired in 1967 as the head coach at then-Division II Houston Baptist
    • Was 32-43 in three seasons at HBU, with his best season being a 16-12 finish in 1968-69
  • Joined Bob Bass’s staff at Texas Tech in 1970, then took over as interim head coach mid-season following Bass’s resignation
    • Went 8-5 over the remainder of the season and was named the permanent head coach in the summer
    • Was 325-262 overall in 20+ seasons as the Red Raiders’ head coach, winning two Southwest titles and three Southwest Tournament crowns
    • Reached the postseason five times (four NCAA, one NIT), including a trip to the 1976 Sweet Sixteen
    • Received Southwest COY honors five times, more than any coach in the conference’s history
  • Stepped away from coaching in 1991 to become the assistant athletic director at Texas Tech
    • Took over as athletic director in 1996, holding that position until his retirement in 2011
    • Hired a number of notable coaches as AD, including Mike Leach (football) and Bob Knight
  • Spent nearly 50 years at Texas Tech as a student-athlete, coach and administrator
    • Member ofthe Texas Tech Athletics HOF, Texas Panhandle Sports HOF & Texas HS Basketball HOF
  • Along with his wife, Carol, has a daughter, Laurie

Gerald Myers Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels