Leon Black Story

Leon Black was Head Basketball Coach at the University of Texas from 1968-76, very formative years for UT’s basketball program. During his tenure, he won two Southwest Conference Championships and recruited the first seven black student-athletes. He was inducted into UT Athletics’ Hall of Honor in 1989. Coach Black is known for his humble values and loyalty. He made a huge impact on his players – teaching life lessons as well as coaching basketball. He continued his career at UT as Assistant Athletic Director and volunteered for Texas Relays.