Gene Shell

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Gene Shell was a college coach.

Shell played baseball and basketball in college. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, making it to sergeant first class while in field artillery. He later worked at a refinery. He was head coach at Claremore High School and then at Daniel Webster High School, winning state titles in 1961-1962. He became head baseball coach and assistant football coach at the University of Tulsa, guiding the baseball program from 1966-1980. He took his teams to the 1969 College World Series, finishing second in Tulsa's first College World Series. He also took them to the 1971 College World Series (as of 2019, they have not been back since). He won 478 games at Tulsa before the school eliminated baseball; among those he coached was Steve Rogers. He was as a sports photographer then was head coach at the University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1985-1987. He never had a losing season as a coach. He then ran several businesses.

Sources: Tulsa Hall of Fame, Greater Tulsa Reporter