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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1984 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22322/show/21997.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1984 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22322/show/21997

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Transcript UH SPORTS TRADITIONS The Houston Cougars have developed a winning tradition since the school began intercollegiate competition in 1946. The first officially sponsored sport at UH was a junior college ice hockey team which lost no games in its first year back in 1934. The team started as a member of a city league. UH also participated in womens' basketball in 1934. UH was invited to join the Lone Star conference on November 3, 1945 and the Board of Regents approved the measure on November 28,1945. Houston first competed in intercollegiate sports in the spring of 1946. The UH basketball team has played 1,064 games and has complied 697 wins, 367 losses, for a winning percentage of .655, good for 17th place on the all-time NCAA list. The driving force behind the Cougars has been Guy Lewis who has participated in 632 of the University's 697 wins. Lewis played on UH's 1946 and 1947 basketball teams. In his first year Lewis scored 210 points and was the first Cougar to top 30 points in one game; he scored 34 points February 2, 1946 in a win over Southwest Texas State. Lewis graduated in 1947. In 1953 Allen Pasche, then head coach of the Cougars, asked Lewis to be an assistant coach. Lewis became the head coach after Pasche's retirement in 1956. Since then Lewis has chalked up 24 straight winning seasons after three losing seasons in his first three years. Lewis is ranked 14th in wins on the all-time list and fifth on the list of active coaches. Lewis has brought his team to the final four five times but has yet to walk away with a national championship. Guy V. was voted coach of the year twice, once in 1968 and again last year, 1983, by the Associated Press. The University of Houston is the only team from the SWC to have more than one season with thirty or more wins. Guy Lewis is ranked fourth on the NCAA Tournament win list with 22 wins in 39 tournament games. Although Football has taken a back seat to basketball teams in recent years, there have been 37 teams which have played for the Cougars since becoming a part of the Lone Star Conference in 1946. Houston left the LSC at the end of the 1948 seasons and joined the Gulf Coast Conference in 1949. UH played in the Missouri Valley Conference from 1951 to 1959, and then joined the SWC in 1976, (after being voted into the SWC in 1971). The Coogs have chalked up 7 conference titles in the Missouri Valley conference and the SWC. They have earned three trips to the Cotton Bowl since they began SWC play. Bill Yeoman has been with the Cougars for 21 seasons and has chalked up 144 wins, 79 losses and 8 ties. Yeoman has been hailed as the Father of the Veer Offense which he came across during a practice in 1962. The veer offense evolved from1 the power sweep with a split backfield. It has kept UH consistently ranked among the top ten offenses in the nation over the last ten years. In the last 21 seasons Bill Yeoman has taken UH to ten bowl games and has won six, lost three and tied one; they have gone to the Bluebonnet bowl four times and have gone to the Cotton bowl three times. The team with the longest and most storied list of triumphs is the golf team. Head Coach Dave Williams has produced 15 national championships in 33 seasons. Williams is another in the list of coaches who have been here for almost as long as the program has existed. Williams has won over 300 tournaments, produced 44 All-Americans, 7 SWC championships and placed 22 teams in the top three rankings. UH baseball had its start in 1947. The baseball team has had 24 winning seasons and has produced many professional players in its 34 year history. Lovette Hill coached Houston for 25 seasons from 1950 to 1974. Rolan Walton took over the reins of the Cougars in 1975 and has recorded 269 wins, 170 losses and 5 ties. Last year Coach Walton's team enjoyed their second 40-win season. Walton is no stranger to UH baseball. He played shortstop on the 1951 team and was the Captain and Most Valuable Player that year. In 1974 Walton came back to UH to assist Lovette Hill. The UH track team has produced the finest brother and sister act in the world. Carl and Carol Lewis are both world-class athletes. Carl set a world low-altitude record in the 100 meter dash on May 14, 1983, at Modesto, California, with a 9.97 second timing. He set a new world record for the indoor long jump at the Millrose games in New York on January 27, 1984. Lewis jumped 28 feet 10 lA inches equalling the jump that earned him the low- altitude world record for the long jump last year at the TAC Championships. Carl is headed for the 1984 Summer Olympics which are to be held in Los Angeles. Carol Lewis holds the womens collegiate record for the long jump at 22 feet 10% inches. She was the NCAA champion in the inidoor and outdoor long jump. Carol also is headed for the Los Angeles games. The modern UH Women's basketball team began play in 1975. Current Head Coach Dot Woodfin joined the team after their inaugural season and has produced 7 straight winning seasons. 1 : ^ 80 — Houstonian