Athletic Collections in the Texas Tech University Archives
There are numerous athletic materials available within the University Archives and the Southwest Collections' holdings.  To aid researchers, resources have been arranged into the following categories on two separate web pages.

Section 1 consists of:  Manuscripts, Photographs, Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, Videos, and Oral History Interviews

Section 2 consists of:  I. Additional Research Resources for TTU Athletics, II. Historical Tidbits, III. Athletic Directors and Coaches, IV. Miscellaneous Resources Provided by the TTU Athletics Department, and V. Links to Other Athletic Resources


I.  Additional Research Resources on TTU Athletics
Information on TTU athletics appears in many manuscript collections within the University Archives. Below is an attempt to cross reference those resources. Listed is the collection title, folder title and box & folder #

-A-

  • Academic Affairs Records, 1962-1987 and undated:  Athletics, 1979-1980 [2.15]
  • Academic Affairs Records, 1948-1990 and undated:  Athletic Council - Norman Reuther's case, 1965 [15.4]
  • Academic Affairs Records, 1949-1994 and undated:  Athletic Committee, 1976-1977 [11.32]; Athletics, 1976-1977 [11.33]; and Athletics, 1977-1978 [11.34]

-B-

  • Board of Regents Records, 1930-1993 and undated: Intercollegiate Athletics: Resolution, 1990 [6.32]; New Athletic Council, 1965 [8.36]; Southwest Athletic Conference Basketball Team Champions: Resolution, 1985 [9.99]; and Southwest Athletic Conference Basketball Team Tournament Winner: Resolution, 1986 [9.100]

-C-

  • Lauro F. Cavazos Papers, 1943-1991:  Women's Athletics, 1982-1984 [5.16]; Football, 1980-1981 - 3 items [22.1]; Football, 1987 and undated - 4 items [23.1]; Basketball, 1984-1987 and undated - 3 items [24.1]
  • Chancellor's Office Records, 1957-2001:  Athletic Director Selection, 1996 [1.17]; Athletic Facilities Committee, 1996-1998 and undated [1.18]; Athletic Facilities Committee, 1999 [1.19]; Athletics: Financial Analysis, 2001 [1.20]; Athletics: The Big Twelve Bomb, 1997 [1.21]; Texas Tech Football (1 floppy), undated [19.4]

-D-

  • Dean of Students Records, 1970-1999 and undated:  Athletic Conduct Policy, 1989 [1.16] and Jones Athletic Scholarship Fund, 1974-1983 [3.18]

-E-

  • Executive Vice-President and Provost Records :  Athletic Multipurpose Facility, 1985-1986 [9.12]; Athletics, 1970-1973 [9.13]; Athletics, 1973-1988 [9.14]; and Minutes: Athletic Council, 1982 [52.14]

-F-

  • Marshall Formby Papers, 1883-1989:  Athletic Council, 1966-1970 and undated [12.3]; Basketball, 1974-1978 and undated [13.4]; Football, 1970-1978 [13.10]; Sun Bowl, 1970-1971 [14.4]; Athletic Council, 1970-1971 [52.6]; Athletics, 1977-1978 and undated [100.4]; Baseball, 1980-1981 [100.5]; and Basketball, 1979 [100.6]

-J-

  • Clifford B. Jones Papers, 1814-1973 and undated:  Athletics, 1932-1971 [30.1]; Athletics, 1939-1972 [30.2]

-P-

  • President's Office Records, 1916-1968 and undated:  Athletic Council, 1956-1962 [2.5]; Correspondence: Athletic, 1928-1930 [7.2]; Correspondence: Athletic, 1926-1932 [7.4]; Correspondence: Football Coach, 1929 [11.1]; Correspondence: Freeland, E. Y., 1926-1927 [11.18]; and Report: Intramural Program for Men, 1966 [23.22]
  • President's Office Records, 1923-1948:  Correspondence: Athletics, 1938-1939 [5.21]; Correspondence: Athletics, 1940 [5.22]; Correspondence: Athletics, 1942-1943 [5.23]; Correspondence: Athletic Council, 1938-1939 [5.24]; Correspondence: Athletic Council, 1939-1940 [5.25]; Correspondence: Athletic Council, 1940-1941 [5.26]; Correspondence: Athletic Council, 1941-1942 [5.27]; Physical Education for Men, 1939-1944 [12.51]; and Physical Education for Women, 1940-1943 [13.1]
  • President's Office Records, 1966-1996:  Athletics: Women's, 1985 [6.22]; Intercollegiate Athletics, 1985 [11.8]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1985 [13.18]; Athletic Council, 1986 [16.26]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1982-1986 [24.11]; Athletic Council, 1987 [27.14]; Intercollegiate Athletics, January 1985-January 1987 [32.1]; Southwest Athletic Conference, January - December 1987 [35.17]; Athletics, August 1988 [39.15]; Intercollegiate Athletics, 1988 [45.2]; Intercollegiate Athletics, 1989 [61.5]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1988-1989 [66.4]; Intercollegiate Athletics, 1987-1990 [79.1]; Southwest Athletic Conference, January-November 1990 [84.17]; Intercollegiate Athletics, September-December 1991 [95.7]; Admissions Advisory Committee for Athletics, 1992 [101.10]; Athletics: Benefits, 1992 [102.7]; Athletic Council, February 1989-August 1992 [102.8]; Intercollegiate Athletics: Career Counseling Panel, 1992 [116.2]; Intercollegiate Athletics, January-February 1992 [116.3]; Intercollegiate Athletics, February-July 1992 [116.4]; Intercollegiate Athletics, May 1992 [116.5]; Intercollegiate Athletics, October 1991-August 1992 [116.6]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1990-1992 [124.10]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1992 [124.11]; Athletics, 1993 [130.7]; Athletics Director Search, May-June 1993 [130.8]; Athletics Director Search, July 1993 [130.9]; Intercollegiate Athletics, November 1992-March 1993 [144.8]; Intercollegiate Athletics, September 1992-April 1993 [144.9]; Intercollegiate Athletics, May-August 1993 [144.10]; Intercollegiate Athletics, May-August 1993 [145.1]; Intercollegiate Athletics, March-November 1993 [145.2]; Intercollegiate Athletics: Gender Equity Committee, 1993 [145.3]; Intercollegiate Athletics: Men's Basketball, 1992-1993 [145.4]; Southwest Athletic Conference, 1992-1993 [153.1]; University Interscholastic League (UIL), Sept. 1991-June 1993 [158.5]; Intercollegiate Athletics: Women's Athletics, Dec. 1980-March 1994 [162.8]
  • Provost's Office Records, 1963-1995 and undated:  Athletics, 1989-1992 [9.15]
  • Provost's Office Records, 1971-1998 and undated:  Athletics, 1992 [6.28]
  • Public Information Records, 1858-1991:  Athletics Department, 1959-1960 [5.16]
-S-
  • Scrapbooks, 1920-1963:  Athletics: Texas Tech, 1952-1956 [1.19]; Athletics: Texas Tech, 1957-1959 [1.20]; Athletics: Texas Tech, 1960 [1.21]; Athletics: Texas Tech, 1961 [1.22]; Athletics: Texas Tech, 1962-1963 [1.23]
  • S 911.1-911.3 Ralph L. Sellmeyer Papers, 1960-1977 and undated: The collection includes manuscripts, notes, photographs (including negatives), and legal material pertaining to The Red Raiders: Texas Tech Football (1978), which Sellmeyer co-authored with James E. Davidson.
  • W. L. Stangel Papers, 1888-1975 and undated:  Athletics Department, 1956 and undated 1956 and undated [5.15]; Athletics, 1955-1972 and undated [10.4]; Athletic Printed Material, 1962-1974 [45.21]; Athletics Department, 1959-1961 and undated [5.17]; Athletics Department, 1961-1962 [15.18]; Athletics Department, 1963-1965 and undated [15.19]; Athletics Department, undated [15.20]; Athletics Department Questionnaire, undated [15. 21]; Athletics Policy, 1954 [15.22]; Athletics Publicity Office, 1954-1955 and undated [15.23]; Football Programs, 1963-1964 and undated [13.56]; Football Programs, 1964-1965 and undated [13.57]; Basketball Copy: Schools, 1958 and undated [6.1]; Basketball Program, undated [6.2]; Washbowl Football Game, undated [40.38]

II.  Historical Tidbits
Looking for some early TTU athletic history?  Below are citations from the Board of Regents Meeting Minutes and the La Ventana regarding the growth TTU athletics.  The minutes have been digitized and are viewable here. [click on browse by "issue date" to see full list]

  • Football sweaters were presented at convocation on January 7, 1927, La Ventana p. 191
  • A wrestling match was held in the mule barn on February 15, 1927, La Ventana p. 193
  • Gilbert White was elected captain of the basketball team on March 9, 1927, La Ventana, p. 194
  • TTU to apply for membership in the Southwest Conference, BOR 10-28-27
  • Matter of membership deferred, BOR 1-24-28
  • Tech admitted to the Border Conference, BOR 2-24-32 #3
  • Invitation for Red Raiders to go to Tyler, BOR 12-16-38
  • Resolution favoring a football game between Hardin-Simmons & Tech, BOR 12-6-40
  • Resolution accepting membership for Tech into the Southwest Conference, BOR 8-18-56 #1194
  • The Engineering Society is credited with the founding of Intramural Athletics at Texas Tech, 1931 La Ventana p. 269
  • Coach Pete Cawthon, with the help of Wallace Wade and Jimmy Phelan, established the Texas Tech Coaching School on August 3, 1931.  320 coaches from around the nation attended. 1931 La Ventana p. 170

III.  Athletic Directors and Coaches
Athletics Directors:

  • E. Y. Freeland, 1925-1927
  • Grady Higgenbotham, 1927-1929
  • Pete Cawthon, 1930-1940
  • Morley Jennings, 1941-1951
  • DeWitt Weaver, 1952-1960
  • Polk Robinson, 1960-1970
  • J. T. King, 1970-1978
  • Dick Tamburo, 1978-1980
  • John Conley, 1980-1985
  • T. Jones, 1985-1992
  • Robert Bockrath, 1992-1995
  • Gerald Meyers, interim 1996, then becomes the permanent Athletic Director from 1997-2011
  • Billy Gillispie, 2011-present

Head Football Directors:

  • E. Y. Freeland, 1925-1928
  • Grady Higgenbotham, 1929
  • Pete Cawthon, 1930-1940
  • Dell Morgan, 1941-1950
  • DeWitt Weaver, 1951-1960
  • J. T. King, 1961-1969
  • Jim Carlen, 1970-1974
  • Steve Sloan, 1975-1977
  • Rex Dockery, 1978-1980
  • Jerry Moore, 1981-1985
  • David McWilliams, 1986
  • Spike Dykes, 1986-1999
  • Mike Leach, 2000-2009
  • Tommy Tuberville, 2010-present

Head Men's Basketball Coaches:

  • Grady Higgenbotham, 1925-1927
  • Victor Payne, 1927-1928 and 1929-1930
  • W. I. Golightly, 1930-1931
  • Dell Morgan, 1931-1932 and 1933-1934
  • Virgil Ballard, 1934-1935
  • Berl Huffman, 1935-1942, and 1946-1947
  • Polk Robinson, 1942-1948 and 1960-1961
  • Gene Gibson, 1961-1969
  • Bob Bass, 1969-1971
  • Gerald Myers, 1970-1991
  • James Dickey, 1991-2001
  • Bob Knight, 2001-2008
  • Pat Knight, 2008-2011

Head Women's Basketball Coaches:

  • Susie Lynch, 1975-1977
  • Gay Benson, 1977-1978 and 1979-1980
  • Donna Wick, 1980-1982
  • Marsha Sharp, 1982-2005
  • Kristy Curry, 2006-2007 through present

Head Baseball Coaches:

  • E. Y. Freeland, 1926-1927
  • Grady Higginbotham, 1928-1929
  • Beattie Feathers, 1954-1960
  • Berl Huffman, 1961-1967
  • Kal Segrist, 1968-1983
  • Gary Ashby, 1984-1986
  • Larry Hays, 1987-2008
  • Dan Spence, , 2008-

Head Women's Soccer Coaches:

  • Diane Nichols, 1994-1996
  • Felix Oskam, 1997-?
  • Neil McGuire, ? - present
  • Tom Stone, 2007-

Head Volleyball Coaches:

  • Janice Hudson, 1975-1984
  • Donna Martin, 1985-1988
  • Mike Jones, 1989-1994
  • Jeff Nelson, 1995-2003?
  • Nancy Todd, 2003 - 2008
  • Trish Kissiar-Knight, 2008-present

IV.  Miscellaneous Resources Provided by the TTU Athletics Department [PDF files]:

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