Herbert Alden Pasche (July 19, 1910 – May 9, 1986) was the first head coach of the Houston Cougars men's basketball team from 1946 to 1956. Pasche also served of as an assistant coach for the Houston Cougars football program as a line coach from 1946 to 1947. While at the university, Pasche served as an associate professor of health and physical education. Pasche was a 1932 graduate of Rice University where he played football as an end for the Rice Owls.
Pasche, ca. 1947
|Born||July 19, 1910|
|Died||May 9, 1986 (aged 75)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2× LSC regular season championship (1946, 1947)|
GCC regular season championship (1950)
MVC regular season championship (1956)
During Pasche's tenure, he posted a 135-116 record. Under his leadership in 1949, the Cougars won the Gulf Coast Conference championship. College Basketball Hall of famer coach Guy V. Lewis played for Pasche, and eventually became an assistant coach before being handed the job upon Alden Pasche's retirement.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Houston Cougars (Lone Star Conference) (1946–1949)|
|1945–46||Houston||10–4||8–2||1st||NAIA Second Round|
|1946–47||Houston||15–7||11–1||1st||NAIA Second Round|
|Houston Cougars (Gulf Coast Conference) (1949–1950)|
|Houston Cougars (Missouri Valley Conference) (1951–1956)|
|1955–56||Houston||19–7||9–3||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|Houston:||135–116 (.537)||63–55 (.534)|
Postseason invitational champion
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- "First UH basketball Coach Pasche dead". Houston Chronicle. 1985-05-10. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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