Bully Gilstrap

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Bully Gilstrap
Sport(s) Basketball, American football
Biographical details
Born Taylor, Texas
Alma mater Texas
Playing career
Football 1921-1923
Basketball 1922
Track & Field 1922-1923
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1942-1945 Texas
1937–1956 Texas (Asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall Basketball
43–28 (.606)
Tournaments NCAA: 1-1 (.500)
Accomplishments and honors
NCAA Final Four (1943)
SWC Champion (1943)

Howard Clifford "Bully" Gilstrap was a college men's basketball and college football coach. He was the head coach of the Texas basketball program from 1942 to 1945. He coached the Longhorns to a 43-28 record, playing in one NCAA tournament and reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1943. Gilstrap also served as an assistant coach on the Longhorns football team for 20 seasons, from 1937 through 1956. He was an athlete at Texas, playing football, basketball and track and field. He was inducted into the Texas athletics Hall of Fame in 1968.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Longhorns (Southwest Conference) (1942–1945)
1942–43 Texas 19-7 9-3 T-1st NCAA Final Four
1943–44 Texas 14-11 6-6 T-3rd
1944–45 Texas 10-10 5-7 5th
Texas: 43–28 (.606) 20–16 (.556)
Total: 43–28 (.606)

      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