Despite playing a Division I schedule and not being affiliated with a conference, he became one of the great basketball coaches in Cowboy history. His Cowboys posted a record of 63 wins and 37 losses. He posted 20 game winning seasons in 1964 and 1966. He was the first coach to racially integrate a Cowboy team. Later he coached at New Mexico State and the University of Illinois. In 1970, his New Mexico State team reached the final four as did his 1989 Illinois team. He retired in 1996, with a 34 year career record of 663 wins and 331 losses.