Buster Brannon

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Buster Bannon
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1908-10-21)October 21, 1908
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Died April 14, 1979(1979-04-14) (aged 70)
Fort Worth, Texas
Playing career
Football
1931–1932 TCU
Basketball
1930–1933 TCU
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1946–1947 Florida (assistant)
1949–1954 TCU (assistant)
Basketball
1936–1942 Rice
1945–1946 Rice
1948–1967 TCU
Head coaching record
Overall 289–296 (.494)
Tournaments NCAA: 4-6 (.400)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
6 SWC (1940, 1942, 1951–1953, 1959)

Byron Scott "Buster" Brannon (October 21, 1908 – April 14, 1979) was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Rice University from 1938 to 1942 and again from 1945 to 1946 and at Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1948 to 1967, compiling a career college basketball record of 289–296. His teams played in five NCAA tournaments and won six Southwest Conference championships. Brannon died of a heart attack on April 14, 1979.[1]

Early life[edit]

Brannon was born on October 21, 1908 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1938–1942)
1938–39 Rice 10–11 6–6 5th
1939–40 Rice 25–4 10–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1940–41 Rice 18–6 8–4 2nd
1941–42 Rice 22–5 10–2 T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1945–1946)
1945–46 Rice 10–11 5–7 5th
Rice: 85–37 (.697) 39–21 (.650)
TCU Horned Frogs (Southwest Conference) (1948–1967)
1948–49 TCU 4–20 1–11 7th
1949–50 TCU 14–11 5–7 6th
1950–51 TCU 16–9 8–4 T–1st
1951–52 TCU 24–4 11–1 1st NCAA First Round
1952–53 TCU 16–8 9–3 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1953–54 TCU 10–14 5–7 6th
1954–55 TCU 17–7 8–4 T–2nd
1955–56 TCU 4–20 2–10 7th
1955–57 TCU 14–10 6–6 T–3rd
1957–58 TCU 17–7 8–6 T–3rd
1958–59 TCU 20–6 12–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1959–60 TCU 7–17 4–10 7th
1960–61 TCU 5–19 3–11 7th
1961–62 TCU 5–19 3–11 7th
1962–63 TCU 4–20 1–13 8th
1963–64 TCU 4–20 0–14 8th
1964–65 TCU 6–18 3–11 6th
1965–66 TCU 8–16 6–8 T–6th
1966–67 TCU 10–14 8–6 T–2nd
TCU: 204–259 (.441) 103–145 (.415)
Total: 289–296 (.494)

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (April 16, 1979). "Brannon dies". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Byron ("Buster") Scott Brannon (b. October 21, 1908, d. April 14, 1979)". Ancestry.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013.