Lovette Hill

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Lovette Hill
Lovette Hill, ca. 1958
Lovette Hill, ca. 1958
Sport(s) Baseball, American football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Houston
Biographical details
Born (1907-03-23)March 23, 1907
Died August 28, 1989(1989-08-28) (aged 82)
Playing career
Football
1928–1931

Centenary
Position(s) End[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Baseball
1950–1974

Football
1949–1961

Houston


Houston (Assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 343–325–5 (baseball)
Tournaments Missouri Valley: 3–2
NCAA: 8–14–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Baseball
1 Gulf Coast (1950)
4 Missouri Valley (1951, 1953, 1959–1960)
Awards
Houston Hall of Honor (2004)
Records
Baseball
Longest-serving Houston head coach (24 seasons)

Lovette Lee Hill (March 23, 1907 – August 28, 1989) was the fourth head coach of the Houston Cougars baseball team from 1950 to 1974.[2] Hill holds the record for the longest serving head baseball coach in University of Houston history.[3] While at Houston, Hill compiled a 343–325–5 record with five first place finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference. He guided the Cougars to their only two College World Series appearances, in 1953 and 1967. In 1967, his team was national runner-up.

From 1949 to 1961, Hill also served as an assistant coach for the Houston Cougars football team. He graduated in 1931 from Centenary College of Louisiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lovette Hill New Assistant Coach at Houston U.". The Daily News. July 30, 1949. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Former UH baseball coach dies". Houston Chronicle. 1989-08-29. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  3. ^ "UH Hall of Honor". Houston Cougars athletics. Retrieved 2008-07-28.