- Guy V. Lewis
Guy V. Lewis
Guy V. Lewis was the most successful basketball coach in Southwest Conference history. He coached for 30 seasons at the University of Houston from 1956-1986 and had a 592-279 record. Lewis had 14 20-win seasons and three 30-win seasons. His teams went to 14 NCAA Tournaments and advanced to five Final Fours. Lewis coached 15 All-Americans and was named National Coach of the Year in 1968 and 1983. One of his biggest victories came on January 20, 1968, when college basketball's "Game of the Century" was played before more than 52,000 fans in the Astrodome. The Cougars and Elvin Hayes defeated UCLA and Lew Alcindor 71-69 to end the Bruins' 47-game winning streak. Lewis was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.