Guy Lewis

Guy Lewis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Guy Vernon Lewis II (born March 19, 1922 in Arp, Texas) is a former NCAA basketball coach who led the University of Houston Cougars program for 30 years from 1956-86. After serving in World War II, Lewis played basketball for the University of Houston until his graduation in 1947. He became an assistant coach there in 1953, and head coach in 1956. As a coach, he was known for championing the once-outlawed dunk, which he characterized as a "high percentage shot," and for clutching a brightly-colored red and white polka dot towel on the bench during games. Lewis was a major force in the racial integration of college athletics in the South during the 1960s, being one of the first major college coaches in the region to actively recruit African-American athletes. His recruitment of Elvin Hayes and Don Chaney in 1964 ushered in an era of tremendous success in Cougar basketball.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135943510
  • 9786135943511