Monday , Mar , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Tubbs resigns as Lamar coach

Beaumont, TX (Sports Network) – Billy Tubbs, who guided Oklahoma to a
national championship game appearance in 1988, resigned as head men’s
basketball coach at Lamar University to fully concentrate on his duties as the
school’s athletic director.

Tubbs went 46-43 over the past three seasons at Lamar, his second stint with
his alma mater. He also directed the Cardinals’ program from 1976 to 1980 and
led the school to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 finish
in 1980.

He then took over as head coach at Oklahoma and recorded a 333-132 record in
14 seasons. The Sooners advanced to at least the Sweet 16 six straight years
from 1985-90 and played Kansas for the national championship in 1988.

In 31 seasons as a head coach, which includes an eight-year stint at TCU from
1995-2002, Tubbs amassed a 641-340 overall record and led his teams to 12 NCAA
Tournaments. He ranks 34th on the NCAA’s all-time victory list.

Tubbs was named Lamar’s AD on May 27, 2002 and took over as head coach the
following March.

“I enjoyed coaching at Lamar the past three years and appreciate the hard work
the players put in to making the program better,” Tubbs said. “This will allow
me to get back to doing the job I came back to Lamar to do in the first place.”