Doc Hayes

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E.O. "Doc" Hayes
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born 1906
Krum, Texas
Died 1973
car accident near Terrell, Texas. Wife Kathleen also killed.
Alma mater North Texas in Denton, Texas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1967 at SMU. 1928 -1947 Crozier Tech High School in Dallas Southern Methodist University
Accomplishments and honors
Eight Southwest Conference titles
SMU's Athletics Hall of Fame (May 18, 2012)

E.O. "Doc" Hayes was the head coach of men's basketball at Southern Methodist University from 1947–1967, during which time, his teams won eight Southwest Conference titles and reached six NCAA tournaments. In 1956, Hayes' Mustangs, led by Jim Krebs, made the only Final Four appearance in university history.[1]

Eighteen of Hayes' players earned a total of thirty All-SWC honors, and two players earned All-America honors. Hayes is a member of The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into SMU's Athletics Hall of Fame on May 18, 2012. He died in 1973.[2] D

Regarding the rule that coaches must remain seated during a game, Hayes was quoted as saying: "If you've got 10,000 people seated in an arena and everybody's standing up and hollering and you expect the coaches and players to be quiet and relaxed, you're going to have to give them a sedative. Then the coach probably will be fired at the end of the season and the players cut off their scholarships."[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1947–1967)
1947–48 SMU 13-10 5-7 5th
1948–49 SMU 11-13 5-7 5th
1949–50 SMU 10-13 7-5 3rd
1950–51 SMU 14-10 6-6 5th
1951–52 SMU 11-13 5-7 T-3rd
1952–53 SMU 8-12 4-8 T-5th
1953–54 SMU 13-9 6-6 T-3rd
1954–55 SMU 15-10 9-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1955–56 SMU 25-4 12-0 1st NCAA Fourth Place
1956–57 SMU 22-4 11-1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1957–58 SMU 15-10 9-5 T-1st
1958–59 SMU 16-8 10-4 2nd
1959–60 SMU 17-7 10-4 T-2nd
1960–61 SMU 12-12 6-8 6th
1961–62 SMU 18-7 11-3 T-1st
1962–63 SMU 12-12 6-8 T-5th
1963–64 SMU 12-12 8-6 T-3rd
1964–65 SMU 17-10 10-4 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1965–66 SMU 17-9 11-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1966–67 SMU 20-6 12-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
SMU: 298–191 (.609) 163–97 (.627)
Total: 298–191 (.609)

      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