Fort Worth Dunbar coaching legend Robert Hughes retired as the winningest high school basketball coach in the nation. On February 11, 2003 Hughes passed Morgan Wootten of Dematha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland when he earned his 1,275th victory. Hughes, retired in 2005 after coaching his 47th season and had a 1,333-264 career record. He began his career at Fort Worth's I.M. Terrell High School (1958-1973) where his teams had a 373-84 record and won three Prairie View Interscholastic League state championships (1963, 1965 & 1967). He took over the job as coach of the Fort Worth Dunbar Flying Wildcats in 1973-74, winning state championships in 1993 & 2003 and finishing as runner-up three other times. Hughes' teams mad 30 consecutive playoff appearances and had only one losing season. In 2002 the basketball court of the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth was renamed Robert Hughes Court. In 2003 Hughes was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame as well as the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Robert Hughes

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