Gerald Myers (born August 5, 1936) is an American former college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team and the Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball team and athletic director at Texas Tech University.
|Born||August 5, 1936|
|Alma mater||Texas Tech University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1962-1966||Lubbock Monterey High School|
|1970–1971||Texas Tech (assistant)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1991–1996||Texas Tech (asst. AD)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3× SWC Tournament (1976, 1985, 1986)|
2× SWC regular season (1973, 1985)
|5× SWC Coach of the Year (1973, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986)|
Originally from Borger, Texas, Myers played basketball for Texas Tech from 1956–1959. As a player, he had an 86.9 percent free throw shooting average for the 1957-58 season. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech in 1959 and later earned a master's degree in 1965.
In 1967, Myers became the second head coach of the Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball program. Beginning with Myers' first season as head coach, the Huskies competed in the NCAA Division II after 4 seasons in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. At the end of the 1969–70 season, Myers resigned to accept the position of assistant coach with the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball program, where he played collegiality. In three seasons, Myers posted an overall record of 32–43.
He became head coach of the team during the 1970–71 basketball season and held this position for twenty years. Under Myers, the Red Raiders won two conference championships, five conference tournaments, and earned four trips to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Myers was named SWC Coach of the Year five times, winning the award more times than any other coach.
After resigning as head coach of the Red Raider basketball team, Myers became assistant athletic director at Texas Tech. In June 1996, Myers was named interim Athletic Director following the resignation of Bob Bockrath to take the same position at the University of Alabama. On February 17, 1997, Myers was announced as the university's permanent athletic director after being named sole finalist for the position. On August 26, 2010, Myers announced his retirement and was replaced by Kirby Hocutt on May 31, 2011.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Houston Baptist Huskies (NCAA Division II Independent) (1967–1970)|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders (Southwest Conference) (1971–1991)|
|1970–71||Texas Tech||8–5[n 1]||8–5[n 1]||T–3rd|
|1972–73||Texas Tech||19–8||12–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
|1975–76||Texas Tech||25–6||13–3||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|1978–79||Texas Tech||19–11||9–7||T–4th||NIT First Round|
|1984–85||Texas Tech||23–8||12–4||1st||NCAA Round of 64|
|1985–86||Texas Tech||17–14||9–7||5th||NCAA Round of 64|
Postseason invitational champion
- Bob Bass resigned after the first 13 games of the 1970–71 season. Myers was named interim head coach for final 13 games.
- "Year-By-Year Results". 2012-13 Houston Baptist Huskies Basketball Media Guide. Houston Baptist University. p. 67.
- Pettit, Burle (1971-01-16). "Cage Coach Returns To Pro Circuit". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. pp. 1A, 11A.
- Gerald Myers Biography
- Jones, Andy (1999-10-16). "Tech Alumni Honored For Their Services". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- Babineck, Mark (1997-02-18). "Gerald Myers Officially New AD At Texas Tech". Associated Press.
- Taylor, John (2011-02-25). "Hocutt bolts Miami for AD job at Texas Tech". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-04-02.