LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The funeral for former Texas Tech coach
Polk Robison, who helped elevate the school's basketball program
from obscurity, is set for Thursday.
The funeral for Robison, who died Friday at 96, will be held at
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. That's what Texas Tech
University spokesman Chris Cook says.
Robison, the second-winningest coach in Texas Tech basketball
history, coached Texas Tech from 1942 to 1961 and had a career
record of 248-195. His teams won three consecutive Border
Conference titles. His success is credited with helping the Red
Raiders break into the Southwest Conference in 1956.
Five years later, Texas Tech won the league championship.
After leaving coaching, Robison served as Texas Tech's athletic
director from 1961 to 1969.