Whitey Baccus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Whitey Baccus
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1911-11-13)November 13, 1911
Died August 1, 1968(1968-08-01) (aged 56)
Bonham, Texas
Playing career
Football
1932 SMU
1934 SMU
Basketball
1932–1935 SMU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1938–1942 SMU
1945–1947 SMU
Head coaching record
Overall 55–71

Forrest Clyde "Whitey" Baccus (November 13, 1911 – August 1, 1968) was a college basketball player and men's college basketball head coach at Southern Methodist University. Baccus was a forward for the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team for three seasons. He received all-Southwest Conference honors and was recognized as a third-team All-American by Converse following the 1934–35 season, in which he captained SMU's first-ever Southwest Conference championship team in basketball under head coach Jimmie St. Clair.[1][2] He would go on to coach SMU in basketball for six seasons (1938–42, 1945–47), finishing with an overall record of 55–71 (.437).[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1938–1942)
1938–39 SMU 14–8 8–4 3rd
1939–40 SMU 7–13 5–7 T–5th
1940–41 SMU 10–10 6–6 T–4th
1941–42 SMU 3–16 1–11 7th
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1945–1947)
1945–46 SMU 7–16 0–12 7th
1946–47 SMU 14–8 8–4 T–2nd
SMU: 55–71 (.437) 28–44 (.389)
Total: 55–71 (.437)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA 2005 Men's Basketball's Finest" (PDF). NCAASports.com. p. 177. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "SMU 2014–15 Men's Basketball". smumustangs.com. p. 78. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sports Reference – Whitey Baccus". sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ SMU 2014–15 Men's Basketball, p. 74