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Billy Tubbs

Season (14): G Record Win% Rank PF PA Avg Conf: G Record Win% Rank PF PA Avg
1993-94 28 15-13 54% NR 2,447 2,430 87 87 14 6-8 43% 5 1,221 1,279 87 91
1992-93 32 20-12 63% NR 2,850 2,528 89 79 14 7-7 50% T-5 1,132 1,112 81 79
1991-92 30 21-9 70% #23 2,838 2,459 95 82 14 8-6 57% T-2 1,232 1,125 88 80
1990-91 35 20-15 57% NR 3,363 3,089 96 88 14 5-9 36% T-6 1,201 1,263 86 90
1989-90 32 27-5 84% #1 3,243 2,572 101 80 14 11-3 79% T-2 1,261 1,098 90 78
1988-89 36 30-6 83% #4 3,680 3,187 102 89 14 12-2 86% 1 1,428 1,263 102 90
1987-88 39 35-4 90% #4 4,012 3,159 103 81 14 12-2 86% 1 1,379 1,172 99 84
1986-87 34 24-10 71% NR 3,028 2,724 89 80 14 9-5 64% T-2 1,236 1,106 88 79
1985-86 35 26-9 74% #15 3,077 2,640 88 75 14 8-6 57% T-3 1,233 1,134 88 81
1984-85 37 31-6 84% #4 3,328 2,797 90 76 14 13-1 93% 1 1,223 1,059 87 76
1983-84 34 29-5 85% #7 2,953 2,467 87 73 14 13-1 93% 1 1,178 1,049 84 75
1982-83 33 24-9 73% NR 2,717 2,333 82 71 14 10-4 71% 2 1,052 967 75 69
1981-82 33 22-11 67% NR 2,489 2,334 75 71 14 8-6 57% 3 960 961 69 69
1980-81 27 9-18 33% NR 1,957 2,157 72 80 14 4-10 29% 7 963 1,133 69 81
Totals 465 333-132 72% 41,982 36,876 90 79 196 126-70 64% 16,699 15,721 85 80

Personal Info

First Name: Billy
Middle Name: Duaine
Last Name: Tubbs
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Start Date: April 1, 1980
Birth Date/Place: March 5, 1935 in St. Louis, MO
Death Date/Place: November 1, 2020 in Norman, OK (age 85)
Obituary:  

On November 1, 2020, Billy Duaine Tubbs passed from this world to his eternal home. Billy Tubbs was not only a coaching legend, he was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He was born March 5, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri to Oscar Payton and Bessie Marchbanks Tubbs. He grew up in Tulsa, OK, and was a three-year basketball letterman at Central Highschool, later attending Lon Morris Junior College, becoming an All-American guard. He continued his education at Lamar Tech, in Beaumont, TX, where he played three seasons before earning his degree in 1958. After completing a Master's Degree at Stephen F. Austin in 1959, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach for 11 seasons, before becoming a Head Coach at Southwestern University, in Georgetown, TX, in 1971. In 1976, he became the head coach of Lamar University until 1980 when he earned the head coaching position at the University of Oklahoma. It was at OU that he lead the 1988 team to the National Championship, and became the winningest coach in OU history. In 1994, Billy became head coach at TCU where he served until 2002 when he returned to Lamar as Athletic Director; however, he wasn't ready to give up coaching for good. He then took the head coaching position at Lamar in 2003, finally retiring in 2006 with 31 basketball seasons under his belt, along with 641 career victories, and many more accomplishments, including being inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and being a member of the NABC for 56 years.

Despite all these achievements throughout his life, his highest honor was marrying the love of his life, Pat Ousley on May 30, 1958, in Palestine, TX. Billy was an avid golfer and jogger, loved fishing, watching sports and western films, and most of all, spending time with his family, and attending his grandkids activities.

He was preceded in death by both parents at a young age. He is survived by his wife; Patricia Tubbs, son; Tommy Tubbs and wife, Ann, of Oklahoma City, daughter; Taylor McDaniel and husband, Steve, of Norman, OK, grandchildren; Hannah, Callie, Katie, Lauren, Trey, Cale, Laney, and Cason, brother; M.W. Tubbs, of Tulsa, sister-in-law; Faye Ousley, of Saginaw, MI, nephew; Larry Tubbs and wife, Mary, of Tulsa, OK, nephew: Todd Ousley and wife, Ann, of Saginaw, MI, nephew: Lance Ousley and wife, Jenness, of Houston, TX, and several great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Jess Armor, M.D. and his staff for their exemplary care over the years as Billy fought a form of Leukemia. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Hope is Alive and Coaches vs Cancer.

Online condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care (405-292-4787).


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