Hugh McDermott (basketball)

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Hugh Virgil McDermott (November 19, 1893 – July 29, 1978[1][2]) was the head basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1922 to 1938. During his tenure, he compiled a record of 185-106. He also won the Missouri Valley Conference title and Big Eight Conference title. Prior to his coaching days, McDermott was also a star player for the Oklahoma team while in college. He was the 1918 team captain.[3] After resigning, McDermott took a job as head of the University's Physical Education Department.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oklahoma Sooners (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association[5]) (1921–1928)
1921–1922 Oklahoma 9–9 8–8 T–4th
1922–1923 Oklahoma 6–12 5–11 T–6th
1923–1924 Oklahoma 15–3 13–3 2nd
1924–1925 Oklahoma 10–8 9–7 5th
1925–1926 Oklahoma 11–4 9–3 T–2nd
1926–1927 Oklahoma 12–5 8–4 2nd
1927–1928 Oklahoma 18–0 18–0 1st
Oklahoma: 70–36 (.660)
Oklahoma Sooners (Big Eight Conference) (1928–1938)
1928–1929 Oklahoma 13–2 10–0 1st
1929–1930 Oklahoma 6–12 0–10 6th
1930–1931 Oklahoma 10–8 3–7 6th
1931–1932 Oklahoma 9–5 6–4 T–2nd
1932–1933 Oklahoma 12–5 7–3 2nd
1933–1934 Oklahoma 10–8 6–4 T–2nd
1934–1935 Oklahoma 9–9 8–8 3rd
1935–1936 Oklahoma 9–8 5–5 3rd
1936–1937 Oklahoma 12–4 7–3 3rd
1937–1938 Oklahoma 14–4 8–2 2nd
Oklahoma: 185–106 (.636) 60–46 (.566)
Total: 185–106 (.636)

      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. ^ http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/47806438/person/12815619297
  2. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34499704
  3. ^ Long, Charles F. (September 1965). "With Optimism For the Morrow: A History of The University of Oklahoma". Sooner Magazine. 
  4. ^ Upchurch, Jay (Winter 2005). "OU Basketball's "Mama Drake"". Sooner Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Big Eight Conference historical standings" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. Retrieved 21 December 2013.