Grady Higginbotham

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Grady Higginbotham
Higginbotham pictured in La Ventana 1927, Texas Tech yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1892-12-31)December 31, 1892
DiedFebruary 10, 1989(1989-02-10) (aged 96)
Playing career
1912Texas A&M
1912Texas A&M
1913Denison Blue Sox
1914Dubuque Dubs
1915–1916Denison Railroaders
1916Sherman Lions
Position(s)Fullback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925–1928Texas Tech (assistant)
1929Texas Tech
1925–1927Texas Tech
1922Sherman Red Sox
1928–1929Texas Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1927–1929Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall1–7–2 (football)
12–18 (basketball)
10–17 (college baseball)

Grailey Hewett "Grady" "Big Hig" Higginbotham (December 31, 1892 – February 10, 1989) was an American football and baseball player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He was the first head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team, leading it to a 14–18 record from 1925 to 1927.[1] Higginbotham coached the Red Raiders baseball team to a 10–17 record from 1928 to 1929.[2] He was also the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team in 1929, tallying a mark of 1–7–2. He was the athletic director at Texas Tech from 1927 to 1929. Higginbotham played college football and college baseball at Texas A&M University.[3] After graduating, he played in minor league baseball or several years. He was the older brother of Roswell G. Higginbotham, who also played at Texas A&M and became a college baseball coach.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1929)
1929 Texas Tech 1–7–2
Texas Tech: 1–7–2
Total: 1–7–2



Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925–26 Texas Tech 6–8
1926–27 Texas Tech 8–10
Texas Tech: 14–18
Total: 14–18



Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928 Texas Tech 8–6
1929 Texas Tech 2–11
Texas Tech: 10–17
Total: 10–17



  1. ^ "Men's Basketball - Texas Tech Red Raiders: The Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2007-08-13.
  2. ^ Baseball - Texas Tech Red Raiders :: The Official Athletic Site
  3. ^
  4. ^ "2009 Media Supplement" (PDF). Texas Tech University. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  5. ^ "2009–10 Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Texas Tech University. Retrieved 2010-01-04.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ p. 140

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