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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.

Gerald Myers
Biographical details
Born (1936-08-05) August 5, 1936 (age 83)
Borger, Texas
Alma materTexas Tech University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962-1966Lubbock Monterey High School
1967–1970Houston Baptist
1970–1971Texas Tech (assistant)
1971–1991Texas Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1991–1996Texas Tech (asst. AD)
1996–2011Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
SWC Tournament (1976, 1985, 1986)
SWC regular season (1973, 1985)
SWC Coach of the Year (1973, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986)

Early yearsEdit

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.[1] He received a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech in 1959 and later earned a master's degree in 1965.


Myers coached basketball for Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas from 1962 through the 1966 season posting an impressive 92-18 record at the high school.

Houston BaptistEdit

In 1967, Myers became the second head coach of the Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball program.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3] In three seasons, Myers posted an overall record of 32–43.[2]

Texas TechEdit

In 1970, Myers became an assistant coach for the Red Raiders before being named interim head coach following the resignation of Bob Bass only 13 games into the season.[3]

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.[4] Myers was named SWC Coach of the Year five times, winning the award more times than any other coach.[5]

After resigning as head coach of the Red Raider basketball team, Myers became assistant athletic director at Texas Tech.[6] 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.[7] On February 17, 1997, Myers was announced as the university's permanent athletic director after being named sole finalist for the position.[7] On August 26, 2010, Myers announced his retirement and was replaced by Kirby Hocutt on May 31, 2011.[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Houston Baptist Huskies (NCAA Division II Independent) (1967–1970)
1967–68 Houston Baptist 6–20
1968–69 Houston Baptist 16–12
1969–70 Houston Baptist 10–11
Houston Baptist: 32–43
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Southwest Conference) (1971–1991)
1970–71 Texas Tech 8–5[n 1] 8–5[n 1] T–3rd
1971–72 Texas Tech 14–12 8–6 5th
1972–73 Texas Tech 19–8 12–2 1st NCAA First Round
1973–74 Texas Tech 17–9 10–4 2nd
1974–75 Texas Tech 18–8 11–3 T–2nd
1975–76 Texas Tech 25–6 13–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1976–77 Texas Tech 20–9 12–4 3rd
1977–78 Texas Tech 19–10 10–6 4th
1978–79 Texas Tech 19–11 9–7 T–4th NIT First Round
1979–80 Texas Tech 16–13 8–8 T–4th
1980–81 Texas Tech 15–13 8–8 T–4th
1981–82 Texas Tech 17–11 8–8 6th
1982–83 Texas Tech 12–19 7–9 6th
1983–84 Texas Tech 17–12 10–6 4th
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
1986–87 Texas Tech 15–14 9–7 T–3rd
1987–88 Texas Tech 9–19 4–12 T–7th
1988–89 Texas Tech 13–15 8–8 T–4th
1989–90 Texas Tech 5–22 0–16 9th
1990–91 Texas Tech 8–23 4–12 T–7th
Texas Tech: 326–261 180–145
Total: 358–304

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



  1. ^ a b Bob Bass resigned after the first 13 games of the 1970–71 season. Myers was named interim head coach for final 13 games.


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  2. ^ a b c d "Year-By-Year Results". 2012-13 Houston Baptist Huskies Basketball Media Guide. Houston Baptist University. p. 67.
  3. ^ a b Pettit, Burle (1971-01-16). "Cage Coach Returns To Pro Circuit". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. pp. 1A, 11A.
  4. ^ Gerald Myers Biography
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  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b Babineck, Mark (1997-02-18). "Gerald Myers Officially New AD At Texas Tech". Associated Press.
  8. ^ Taylor, John (2011-02-25). "Hocutt bolts Miami for AD job at Texas Tech". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
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