Whitey Baccus

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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
Southern Methodist (Southwest Conference) (1938–42, 1945–47)
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
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)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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