DALLAS (AP) -Former SMU coach Jimmy Tubbs, who was fired after two seasons in 2006 when an internal investigation revealed NCAA violations, has died. He was 60.
SMU spokesman Brad Sutton said Tubbs died Saturday. No cause of death was given.
Tubbs was a popular choice to lead the Mustangs because he'd spent 12 years as an SMU assistant before going to Oklahoma for two seasons under Kelvin Sampson. He was also a championship-winning high school coach in Dallas, a fertile recruiting ground SMU has always struggled to tap.
The Mustangs were 27-30 in Tubbs' two seasons. He was 232-42 at Dallas Kimball High School, including the 1990 Class 5A state championship.
The Oakwood, Texas, native is survived by his son, Andrew.
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