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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. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5031.

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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/5031

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1999 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 16, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5031.

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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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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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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
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Remembering BY D. RYAN MONCEAUX Dave Williams There aren't too many people who deserve the title "Legend." It is usually reserved for people who change entire industries and who leave their mark of distinction for generations to come. If such criteria is used, then Dave Williams, the Father of College Golf, is a definite legend. Williams passed away on December 16, 1998, at the age of 80 years old. In 36 years at the helm of the Cougar golf program, he created and maintained a collegiate sports dynasty that is unparalleled in success. From 1952-87, Williams' squads won an amazing 340 team titles worldwide and 16 national titles, putting UH golf at the undisputed king of the links. Among Williams' accomplishments include induction into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and just three months prior to his death, the University of Houston Hall of Honor. In 1988, the Gold Coaches Association of America began honoring the national coach of the year with the Dave Williams Award, securing his place as a true legend. 1956 was Williams' first national title, one which began a string of 5 straight for the Cougars. He went on to win national titles in four decades, a feat unapproached, much less unmatched by any coach in any collegiate sport. He also coached 66 All-Americans, eight individual national champions, 14 conference champions along with the 16 team national titles. The scoring system Williams' initiated is now used at the NCAA Championships as well as in every major conference in America, not to mention by thousands of high schools across the country. For generations of high school and college golfers, adhering to Williams' various concepts are the only way they have ever played team golf. Williams is survived by his beautiful wife Virginia, children Joel and Peggy, and four grandchildren. Dave Williams left a lasting legacy on the collegiate golf world. His 16 nation- Williams' National Titles 1956* 1957 • 1958 • 1959* I960* 1962 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1969 • 1970 • Williams* Conference Titles 1956- 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • I960 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • Williams* First Team All-Americans Ray Barr * Homero Blancas Billy Ray Brown • Fred Couples Richard Crawford * Jacky Cupit Steve Elkington • Ed Fiori Marty Fleckman • Keith Fergus Wright Garrett • John Mahaffey John 72* SPORTS Dave Williams • 7 3