A transfer from Odessa Junior College, Gene compiled a singles record of 25-3. He placed fifth nationally for HSU's NAIA National Championship team. He was Border Conference runner-up in doubles in 1953 and won a spot on the Texas Davis Cup team. Finishing as the conference runner-up in singles and doubles in 1953, he achieved a record of 19-1 during the regular season. A form chairman of the HSU Board of Trustees, he was awarded the Keeter Award in 1991. He is the founding Chairman of the Board and President of Baylor Bancshares INC of Seymour, Texas.