Lovette Hill

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Lovette Hill
Lovette Hill, ca. 1958
Lovette Hill, ca. 1958
Sport(s) Baseball, American football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Houston
Biographical details
Born (1907-03-23)March 23, 1907
Died August 28, 1989(1989-08-28) (aged 82)
Playing career
1928–1931 Centenary
Position(s) End[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1974 Houston
1949–1961 Houston (Assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 343–325–5 (baseball)
Tournaments Missouri Valley: 3–2
NCAA: 8–14–1
Accomplishments and honors
1 Gulf Coast (1950)
4 Missouri Valley (1951, 1953, 1959–1960)
Houston Hall of Honor (2004)
Longest-serving Houston head coach (24 seasons)

Lovette Lee Hill (March 23, 1907 – August 28, 1989) was the fourth head coach of the Houston Cougars baseball team from 1950 to 1974.[2] Hill holds the record for the longest serving head baseball coach in University of Houston history.[3] While at Houston, Hill compiled a 343–325–5 record with five first-place finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference. He guided the Cougars to their only two College World Series appearances, in 1953 and 1967. In 1967, his team was national runner-up.

From 1949 to 1961, Hill also served as an assistant coach for the Houston Cougars football team. He graduated in 1931 from Centenary College of Louisiana.


  1. ^ "Lovette Hill New Assistant Coach at Houston U.". The Daily News. July 30, 1949. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Former UH baseball coach dies". Houston Chronicle. 1989-08-29. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  3. ^ "UH Hall of Honor". Houston Cougars athletics. Retrieved 2008-07-28.