|Gene Gibson, former Texas Tech basketball coach, dies at 82|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 31 May 2007 07:15|
Gibson died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano from complications resulting from five operations in the last few months, daughter Lisa Gibson said Thursday.
In 1962, his first year as coach, Gibson led the Red Raiders to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Texas Tech won the 1965 Southwest Conference title but had to forfeit because of an ineligible player. He compiled a 101-91 overall record.
Gibson played for the Red Raiders from 1947-50 and was an all-conference center his last season.
Gibson, who lived in Dallas, served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, Lisa Gibson said.
Services are scheduled for Sunday in Dallas.