Hometown: Fordyce, AR
Position: F Playing Height: 6-1 Playing Weight: 168
Date of Birth: October 9, 1930
Date of Death: April 20, 2005
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Transferred to Oklahoma A&M
Obituary - Houston Nutt Sr. dies at 74, Associated Press (April 21, 2005)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Houston Nutt Sr., the father of four college coaches and the only person to play for basketball coaching greats Adolph Rupp at Kentucky and Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M, died at 74 following a stroke.
He died Wednesday at Baptist Health Medical Center, according to the hospital and the University of Arkansas.
Nutt was the father of Arkansas football coach Houston Nutt Jr. and Arkansas State basketball coach Dickey Nutt. Another son, Dennis, is the basketball coach at Texas State and son Danny is an assistant football coach at Arkansas.
Nutt Sr. was coach and director of athletics and student life at Arkansas School for the Deaf. He had a lifetime of hearing problems and spent 32 years in various roles at the Little Rock school before retiring in 1987.
In 1957, Nutt was a member of the American Association for the Deaf team that won a gold medal in international competition in Milan, Italy. He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and also is a member of the Deaf Hall of Fame.
In addition to his sons, he is survived by wife Emogene, a brother and sister and 13 grandchildren.
The funeral is Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.