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Dean Weese

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Dean Weese

Class of 2000

  • Amassed an incredible 1,207-197 record in 42-year coaching career that included stints on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels as well as on the international circuit
  • Began coaching straight out of college in 1957 in his hometown of Higgins, Texas, coaching both boys’ and girls’ teams for one season
  • Coached the next 15 years at Spearman High School, winning three state titles (1966, 1971, and 1972) and posting a 444-76 record
  • Coached six seasons at Wayland Baptist College, leading the Flying Queens to four National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) championships and four AIAW national tournament berths while notching a record of 193-30
  • Coached the Dallas Diamonds in the Women’s Professional Basketball League during the 1979-80 season
  • Returned to the high school level in the fall of 1980, spending 19 seasons at the helm of the Levelland High School program, where he won seven state championships and registered a 551-85 worksheet
  • Also served as an assistant coach for the USA squad that competed in the 1971 Pan American Games
  • Was selected as the 2000 National Girls’ Sport Coach of the Year by the National Federation Coaches Association