Al Ogletree

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Al Ogletree
Sport(s) Baseball
Biographical details
Born February 5, 1930
San Antonio, Texas
Alma mater Texas A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958–1965 Dallas
1966–1968 Sul Ross State
1969–1997 Pan American/Texas–Pan American
Head coaching record
Overall 1,208–710–1 (college)

Alfred H. "Al" Ogletree (born February 5, 1930) is a retired American baseball coach in NCAA Division I college baseball.

Early life[edit]

Ogletree, born in San Antonio, Texas attended school at Texas A&M University, graduating in 1952. four years later, he earned a master's degree. He played in the minors for two years while also spending time in the Army as an officer for two years.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

He served as head coach at Dallas, Sul Ross State University, and the University of Texas–Pan American. He coached Dallas to a 82-45 record over seven years and coached Sul Ross State to a 50-46 record over three years, winning a NAIA District 8 North Zone championship with Dallas in 1964.[4] His greatest success came with Pan-American, of which he served as head coach from 1969 to 1997. He was inducted into UTPA’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame. Ogletree went 1,084–618–1 record at Pan American.[5]

Ogletree, hired by athletic director Jim Brooks, led Pan American to their first-ever College World Series appearance in the 1971 College World Series tournament. In his career with the Broncs, he led them to 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.[6] The Broncs finished fourth overall that year. Ogletree was also selected as The Sporting News National Coach of the Year, Coach of the Year honors by the NCAA District VI, Texas Sports Writers' Association and South Plains Professional Scouts Association. On March 14, 1989, he won his 1,000th game in NCAA Division I against Miami University at home.[7] This victory would later be honored with a plaque. In his first twenty seasons (1969 to 1989) coaching the Broncs, he led them to a season of .500 or better in each of those seasons, with only five losing seasons in 29 seasons. He has been inducted into the Austin High School Hall of Fame, Texas A&M University Hall of Fame, American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Rio Grande Valley Hall of Fame, Central Texas Semi-Pro Hall of Fame, University of Dallas Hall of Fame, Sul Ross State University Hall of Fame and Texas Sports Hall of Fame. He was awarded a Presidential Pillar Award from the school in 2015.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Pan American Broncs (Independent) (1969–1997)
1969 Pan–American 24–11
1970 Pan–American 32–12 NCAA Regional
1971 Pan–American 44–9 College World Series
1972 Pan–American 40–16 NCAA Regional
1973 Pan–American 31–17 NCAA Regional
1974 Pan–American 50–11 NCAA Regional
1975 Pan–American 63–7 NCAA Regional
1976 Pan–American 53–19 NCAA Regional
1977 Pan–American 44–30
1978 Pan–American 52–17 NCAA Regional
1979 Pan–American 52–12 NCAA Regional
1980 Pan–American 61–18 NCAA Regional
1981 Pan–American 32–22
1982 Pan–American 28–28
1983 Pan–American 64–19–1 NCAA Regional
1984 Pan–American 31–28
1985 Pan–American 39–20
1986 Pan–American 42–19 NCAA Regional
1987 Pan–American 40–20
Pan American/Texas–Pan American Broncs (American South Conference) (1988–1991)
1988 Pan–American 33–25 8–9
1989 Pan–American 26–27 6–9
1990 Texas–Pan American 30–26 5–10
1991 Texas–Pan American 37–21 5–10
Texas–Pan American Broncs (Sun Belt Conference) (1992–1997)
1992 Texas–Pan American 29–23 6–13
1993 Texas–Pan American 23–33 5–16
1994 Texas–Pan American 11–39 4–20
1995 Texas–Pan American 17–37 8–19
1996 Texas–Pan American 25–30 11–15
1997 Texas–Pan American 30–22 14–12
Total: 1,084–618–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

Personal life[edit]

Ogletree married Alice Joann in 1952, with the couple remaining married for 62 years, having five children before her death on May 21, 2014.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • UTPA HOF The University of Texas – Pan American Athletics Hall of Fame