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Clarence Iba
  Clarence Iba

Sport (years):
Men's Basketball, 1949-60


Class of 1994

Generally accepted as the man who played the most vital role in rebuilding Tulsa's basketball program, he compiled 137 victories in 11 years as head coach. Inherited a team that went 4-20, and led the Golden Hurricane to a 12-11 record his first season. Brought national acclaim to TU when his 1953 team became the school's first to receive a postseason tournament invitation with a berth in the NIT. Led the 1955 squad to a 21-7 record, Missouri Valley Conference Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Was recognized as the MVC Coach of the Year in 1955. Perhaps his biggest win came on Feb. 7, 1952, when Tulsa defeated Oklahoma A&M, coached by his legendary brother Henry Iba, 46-33.