As coach of the University of Oklahoma for seventeen seasons (1938-55), the masterful Bruce Drake led OU to six Big Six titles. Drake's teams employed clever passing and a ball-control weaving offense known as the Drake shuffle. With a team referred to as the "Roundball Runts," Drake always led his undersized Sooners to winning seasons. Five of his players became Olympians, three others All-Americas. Drake led Oklahoma to three NCAA appearances and his 1947 team lost to Bob Cousy's Holy Cross in the NCAA Finals. Drake conducted basketball clinics all over the world, was a leading proponent of goaltending, and chaired the NCAA Rules Committee for five years.