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WAYNE GRAHAM. Wayne Graham is the winningest baseball coach in Rice history (1992-present). His Owls won the 2003 College World Series defeating Stanford 14-2 and capping a 58-12 season. That victory brought Rice its first National Championship in school history. As of 2010 the Houston native's impressive resume at Rice includes seven College World Series appearances and 14 consecutive conference baseball titles - SWC (1996), Conference USA (1997-99) and WAC (2000-2010) and a career record of 1,362-412. At San Jacinto Jr. College (1981-91) he won five national titles in 11 seasons and had a 574-113 record. Graham was voted National Junior College Coach of the Year five times. Baseball America named Graham its Junior College Coach of the Century, Coach of the Decade for the 1980s and NCAA Coach of the Year in 1999. He played college baseball for legendary coach Bibb Falk at the University of Texas. Graham then played 11 years of pro baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Met organizations. Graham hit .300 or better in six of his 10 minor league stops and was named Texas minor league player of the year in 1962. Graham began his illustrious career as a high school coach at Scarborough and Spring Branch high schools compiling a 98-13 record.

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