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Eugene Lambert

Eugene Lambert

American football and basketball player and coach, college athletics administrator
Eugene Lambert
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Intro American football and basketball player and coach, college athletics administrator
Was Sports coach Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 October 1905, Searcy, White County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 October 2000, Williamson County, Texas, USA (aged 95 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Sports Teams
Arkansas Razorbacks
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Eugene Wasdon Lambert Sr. (October 23, 1905 – October 27, 2000) was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as head basketball coach at North Texas Agricultural (now the University of Texas at Arlington), Kenyon, Arkansas, Memphis State, and Alabama. He served as head tennis coach in 1957 at the University of Alabama, and head football coach at both North Texas Agricultural and Kenyon.

Coaching career

After he graduated from Arkansas, Lambert coached at both Texarkana and Taylor High Schools before taking his first collegiate coaching position at North Texas Agricultural College in 1933. At North Texas, he coached both the basketball team and the football team which he led to an overall record of eleven wins, four losses and five ties (11–4–5). From North Texas, Lambert moved to Kenyon College where he again coached both the men's basketball and football teams. During his two-year tenure with the Lords, he led the basketball team to an overall record of 15 wins and 16 losses (15–16) and the football team to an overall record of six wins, seven losses and one tie (6–7–1).

From Kenyon, Lambert returned to Arkansas as an assistant coach and became the head coach for the 1942 season. While with the Razorbacks, he led Arkansas to an overall record of 113 wins and 60 losses (113–60), two Southwest Conference championships and invitations to three and appearances in two NCAA Tournaments. After he served for one year as the athletic director at Arkansas A&M, Lambert returned to the coaching ranks as the head coach at Memphis State. While with the Tigers, he led Memphis State to an overall record of 87 wins and 45 losses (87–45) two appearances in two NCAA Tournaments. In April 1956, Lambert was hired to serve as head coach at Alabama. While with the Crimson Tide, he led Alabama to an overall record of 49 wins and 49 losses (49–49). In 1957 Lambert also served as the head tennis coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He then resigned from Alabama in April 1960 to become athletic director at Memphis State. He remained as the Tigers' athletic director through his resignation in 1966.

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas Agricultural Aggies ()
North Texas Agricultural: 11–4–5
Kenyon Lords (Ohio Athletic Conference)
1935 Kenyon 3–3–1 1–1–1 11th
1936 Kenyon 3–4 1–3 T–14th
Kenyon: 6–7–1 2–4–1
Total: 17–11–6

College basketball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kenyon Lords (Ohio Athletic Conference)
1935–36 Kenyon 7–11
1936–37 Kenyon 8–5
Kenyon: 15–16
Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference)
1942–43 Arkansas 19–7 8–4 3rd
1943–44 Arkansas 16–8 11–1 T-1st
1944–45 Arkansas 17–9 9–3 2nd NCAA Final Four
1945–46 Arkansas 16–7 9–3 2nd
1946–47 Arkansas 14–10 8–4 T–2nd
1947–48 Arkansas 16–8 8–4 3rd
1948–49 Arkansas 15–11 9–3 T–1st NCAA Quarterfinals
Arkansas: 113–60 62–22
Memphis State Tigers (Independent)
1951–52 Memphis State 25–10
1952–53 Memphis State 10–14
1953–54 Memphis State 15–9
1954–55 Memphis State 17–5 NCAA First Round
1955–56 Memphis State 20–7 NCAA Quarterfinals
Memphis State: 87–45
Alabama Crimson Tide (Southeastern Conference)
1956–57 Alabama 15–11 7–7 7th
1957–58 Alabama 17–9 9–5
1958–59 Alabama 10–12 6–8 7th
1959–60 Alabama 7–17 4–10 10th
Alabama: 49–49 26–30
Total: 264–170


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