Alden Pasche

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Alden Pasche
Alden Pasche.jpg
Pasche, ca. 1947
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Houston
Biographical details
Born July 19, 1910
Died May 9, 1986
Houston, Texas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946-1956 Houston
Head coaching record
Overall 135-116 (.537)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
LSC Regular Season Championship (1946, 1947)
GCC Regular Season Championship (1950)
MVC Regular Season Championship (1956)

Herbert Alden Pasche (July 19, 1910 – May 9, 1986) was the first head coach of the Houston Cougars men's basketball team from 1946 to 1956. Pasche also served of as an assistant coach for the Houston Cougars football program as a line coach from 1946 to 1947. While at the university, Pasche served as an associate professor of health and physical education.[1] Pasche was a 1932 graduate of Rice University where he played football as an end for the Rice Owls.[2]

During Pasche's tenure, he posted a 135-116 record.[3] Under his leadership in 1949, the Cougars won the Gulf Coast Conference championship. College Basketball Hall of famer coach Guy V. Lewis played for Pasche, and eventually became an assistant coach before being handed the job upon Alden Pasche's retirement.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Houston Cougars (Lone Star Conference) (1946–1949)
1945-1946 Houston 10-4 8-2 1st NAIA Second Round
1946-1947 Houston 15-7 11-1 1st NAIA Second Round
1947-1948 Houston 11-11 6-6
1948-1949 Houston 11-11 7-5
Houston Cougars (Gulf Coast Conference) (1949–1950)
1949-1950 Houston 16-7 6-0 1st
Houston Cougars (Missouri Valley Conference) (1951–1956)
1950-1951 Houston 11-17 2-12
1951-1952 Houston 7-14 3-7
1952-1953 Houston 9-13 5-5
1953-1954 Houston 11-15 3-7
1954-1955 Houston 15-10 3-7
1955-1956 Houston 19-7 9-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Houston: 135-116 (.537) 63-55 (.534)
Total: 135-116 (.537)

      National 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peggy Kimbro Celebrates 25 Years of Library Service". The South Texas College of Law Library. Retrieved 2008-01-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Official 2003 Men's NCAA Basketball Records Book". NCAA. Retrieved 2008-01-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ "First UH basketball Coach Pasche dead". Houston Chronicle. 1985-05-10. Retrieved 2008-07-16.