Grady Higginbotham

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Grady Higginbotham
Higginbotham pictured in La Ventana 1927, Texas Tech yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1892-12-31)December 31, 1892
Died February 10, 1989(1989-02-10) (aged 96)
Playing career
1912 Texas A&M
1912 Texas A&M
1913 Denison Blue Sox
1914 Dubuque Dubs
1915–1916 Denison Railroaders
1916 Sherman Lions
Position(s) Fullback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925–1928 Texas Tech (assistant)
1929 Texas Tech
1925–1927 Texas Tech
1922 Sherman Red Sox
1928–1929 Texas Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1927–1929 Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 1–7–2 (football)
12–18 (basketball)
10–17 (college baseball)

Grailey Hewett "Grady" "Big Hig" Higginbotham (December 31, 1892 – February 10, 1989) was an American football and baseball player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He was the first head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team, leading it to a 14–18 record from 1925 to 1927.[1] Higginbotham coached the Red Raiders baseball team to a 10–17 record from 1928 to 1929.[2] He was also the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team in 1929, tallying a mark of 1–7–2. He was the athletic director at Texas Tech from 1927 to 1929. Higginbotham played college football and college baseball at Texas A&M University.[3] After graduating, he played in minor league baseball or several years. He was the older brother of Roswell G. Higginbotham, who also played at Texas A&M and became a college baseball coach.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1929)
1929 Texas Tech 1–7–2
Texas Tech: 1–7–2
Total: 1–7–2



Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925–26 Texas Tech 6–8
1926–27 Texas Tech 8–10
Texas Tech: 14–18
Total: 14–18



Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928 Texas Tech 8–6
1929 Texas Tech 2–11
Texas Tech: 10–17
Total: 10–17



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