Grady Higginbotham

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R. Graley Higginbotham
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Higginbotham pictured in La Ventana 1927, Texas Tech yearbook
Sport(s) Baseball
Basketball
Football
Biographical details
Born (1898-08-15)August 15, 1898
Howe, Texas
Died May 26, 1943(1943-05-26) (aged 44)
Quonset Point, Rhode Island
Alma mater Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
Playing career
1917, 1919-1920[1] Texas A.M.C
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925-1929
1930-1935
Texas Tech
Texas A.M.C.
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1927–1929 Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 10–17–0 (baseball)
64–57–2 (basketball)
1–7–2 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Southwest Conference (1931, 1934)

Roswell Grady Higginbotham (August 15, 1898 – May 26, 1943) was the first head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team. Leading it to a 14–18–0 record from 1925 to 1927.[2]

Higginbotham coached the Red Raiders baseball team to a 10–17–0 record from 1928 to 1929.[3]

He was also the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team in 1929. His record was 1–7–2.[4] From 1930-1935, Higginbotham coached the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team.

Head coaching record[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928 Texas Tech 8–6
1929 Texas Tech 2–11
Texas Tech: 10–17
Texas A.M.C. Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1930–1935)
1930 Texas A.M.C. 16–6 8-6 4th
1931 Texas A.M.C. 12–6 9-1 1st
1932 Texas A.M.C. 7-11-1 5-11 5th
1933 Texas A.M.C. 9-10 5-5 3rd
1934 Texas A.M.C. 10-7-1 9-3 1st
1935 Texas A.M.C. 10-8-2 5-6 2nd
Texas A.M.C.: 54–40-2 36-26
Total: 64–57–2

      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

Source:[5][6]

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925–26 Texas Tech 6–8
1926–27 Texas Tech 8–10
Texas Tech: 14–18
Total: 14–18

Source:[7]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1929)
1929 Texas Tech 1–7–2
Texas Tech: 1–7–2
Total: 1–7–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Source:[8]

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