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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 14, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5024.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5024

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1999 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 14, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5024.

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Title Houstonian 1999
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Sports
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Clyde Drexler After several days of speculation, Clyde Drexler walked into the packed Alumni Athletics Center wearing a nametag that simply read "Coach Clyde." The excitement of the one of the schools' most famous alumni returning to take over the fledgling mens basketball program continued throughout the summer and throughout his first season. "I thought about (coaching)," Clyde said, "not now, but someplace down the road. It's kind of a natural progression. It's kind of like an actor who wants to direct after his acting days are over." BY RYAN MONCEAUX received hundreds of phone calls from recruits interested in playing for the former NBA star. Clyde began his new career after distinguishing himself as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He began playing locally at Sterling High School as the team's center. Averageing 17 points, 14 rebounds and three assists per game, Clyde earned HISD honors during his senior year. In his best game he scored 33 points and grabbed 24 rebounds against Sharpstown in the semifinals of the Houston Jaycees Tournament. Clyde Orexler's return to UH reignited Cougar pride along with lost hopes for men's basketball "There is no better place to start my coaching career," said Drexler. "I couldn't have planned it any better than this because it's an opportunity to be part of something special and where we get to shape the lives of young men. The opportunity is here to give something back to the city of Houston and UH, which have always been very supportive of me." The return of Clyde generated immediate interest for UH and the basketball program. Local networks opened their news broadcasts with the press conference announcing Drexler's hiring along with ESPN and CNN. National media interest continued throughout the year with Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times, the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, the Dallas Morning News, New York Daily News along with Good Morning America and every major television news program featuring stories highlighting his first months in coaching. Fan enthusiasm reached heights not seen in years as season ticket sales more than tripled within the first few weeks after the announcement selling out Hofheinz Pavilion for the first time since the mid 1980s. Not surprisingly, Drexler's basketball office 62 • Sports After his stellar senior year, he signed to play at Houston in 1980 turning down scholarships from New Mexico State and Texas Tech. "Guy Lewis was head coach, and UH had two really good players returning in Rob Williams and Larry Micheaux, so we knew that we had a chance to play on a very good collegiate team." Clyde made an impressive name for himself beginning his first season when he was chosen the 1981 Southwest Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year. During that first collegiate playing season Clyde averaged nearly twelve points per game and his 10.5 rebounds per game were the most since 1974-75. The Cougars finished the 1980-81 season with a 21-9 overall record, tied for second in the SWC and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years. In 1981-82, Clyde led the Cougars to their first NCAA Final Four appearance in 14 years and a 25-8 season record. He received numerous accolades including an Ail-American selection after averaging 15.2 points and matching his 10.5 rebounding average from the previous year.