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February 10, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shelby Metcalf, 76, who set a record for Southwest Conference victories in his 27 seasons as basketball coach at Texas A&M, died Thursday at a hospital in College Station, Texas, after a lengthy illness, the university announced. Metcalf, who became coach in 1963 and left midway through the 1990 season, had an overall record of 438-306 and a 239-158 mark in Southwest Conference play, with six conference titles.
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February 10, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shelby Metcalf, 76, who set a record for Southwest Conference victories in his 27 seasons as basketball coach at Texas A&M, died Thursday at a hospital in College Station, Texas, after a lengthy illness, the university announced. Metcalf, who became coach in 1963 and left midway through the 1990 season, had an overall record of 438-306 and a 239-158 mark in Southwest Conference play, with six conference titles.
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August 31, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Texas A&M basketball Coach Shelby Metcalf, the winningest coach in Southwest Conference history, denied an allegation that a slush fund provided players with cash during his 27-year tenure.
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August 31, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Texas A&M basketball Coach Shelby Metcalf, the winningest coach in Southwest Conference history, denied an allegation that a slush fund provided players with cash during his 27-year tenure.
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January 23, 1990
Texas A&M's Shelby Metcalf, winningest coach in Southwest Conference basketball history, was reassigned within the athletic department Monday. Metcalf's assistant, John Thornton, became interim coach. "I'm shocked. I couldn't believe what I was hearing," Metcalf said. "I gave half my life to this place. It was a way of life for us. It wasn't a job."
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January 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK
When Texas A & M fired Shelby Metcalf this week, it signaled the end of the reign of one of the most enduring coaching figures in college basketball. Metcalf was in his 27th year at A & M, which has fallen upon hard times recently. But indications are that isn't the only reason Metcalf lost his job. Metcalf, 59, had been at odds with Athletic Director John David Crow since Crow replaced Jackie Sherrill in December, 1988.
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March 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Idaho's Kermit Davis Jr., who took the Vandals to the NCAA playoffs the last two years, today was named the new head basketball coach at Texas A&M University. "I'm excited about the opportunity at Texas A&M," Davis said. "Southwest Conference basketball has really improved in recent years, and I look forward to helping Texas A&M move forward in basketball. With a new arena on the horizon, I believe A&M has made a commitment to move forward."
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March 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Alabama-Birmingham Coach Gene Bartow is the leading candidate to become the next coach at Texas A&M, the Houston Post reported today. Bartow left Birmingham on Monday morning and was believed to have met with Texas A&M Athletic Director John David Crow late Monday afternoon, the paper said. Bartow's wife, Ruth, told the newspaper that her husband left town Monday but would not say where he was going.
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January 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK
When Texas A & M fired Shelby Metcalf this week, it signaled the end of the reign of one of the most enduring coaching figures in college basketball. Metcalf was in his 27th year at A & M, which has fallen upon hard times recently. But indications are that isn't the only reason Metcalf lost his job. Metcalf, 59, had been at odds with Athletic Director John David Crow since Crow replaced Jackie Sherrill in December, 1988.
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January 23, 1990
Texas A&M's Shelby Metcalf, winningest coach in Southwest Conference basketball history, was reassigned within the athletic department Monday. Metcalf's assistant, John Thornton, became interim coach. "I'm shocked. I couldn't believe what I was hearing," Metcalf said. "I gave half my life to this place. It was a way of life for us. It wasn't a job."
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November 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Jerry Tarkanian of Nevada Las Vegas and North Carolina's Dean Smith head the list of the nation's winningest college basketball coaches for the third year in a row. Tarkanian, whose 1986-87 team won 37 games to tie the NCAA single-season record, has won 473 games while losing 100 in 19 seasons as a head coach--five at Cal State Long Beach and 14 at UNLV. His winning percentage of .825 ranks second on the all-time NCAA list between Long Island University's Clair Bee (410-86--.
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January 5, 1987
Jim McMahon, if he regains his health, figures to be the No. 1 quarterback for the Chicago Bears next season, but Coach Mike Ditka said Doug Flutie is not out of the picture. "I know there are a lot of people who probably were smiling with Doug's demise Saturday," Ditka said. "But I'm telling you, he is going to be a very difficult man to beat out next season." Ditka continued to play down Flutie's lack of height, but not the writers.
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