Clyde Littlefield's record as an athlete and as a track and field / football coach at the University of Texas remains unmatched. As an athlete, he earned 12 letters in three sports: football, basketball, and track. He played on the undefeated 1914 Texas football team and played on the first Southwest Conference basketball and track and field championship teams in 1915. During his 41-year career as the UT track and field coach (1920-1961), his teams won 25 Southwest Conference championships and were dominant in the major relay meets of the United States. For seven of those years (1927-1933), he also served as head football coach and led the Longhorns to SWC championships in 1928 and 1930. Littlefield also doubled as cross-country coach for two decades and won 15 championships. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1958.