A native of Pasadena CA, Coach Harvey Hyde began his Division One, college football coaching career (after coaching high school and junior college) as an assistant football coach at the University of Hawaii. He returned to Pasadena to coach at his alma mater Pasadena City College as a Head Coach and Co-Head Coach for 14 years with six conference titles. As the Head Football Coach of the Pasadena City College Lancers, Hyde made his mark in a brilliant 25-7 run during the 1979-81 seasons.
He directed back-to-back Metropolitan Conference Champion teams and the 1980 squad was the JC Grid-Wire, No. 1 ranked with a 10-0 regular season record. Recruiting and developing hundreds of athletes from across the country and Southern California, Hyde transferred out 86 players on full scholarships to four year universities, (many in D-1). The 1980 PCC Lancers had thirty-six players gain full rides, (a PCC record) and was recently inducted in the Pasadena City College, Hall of Fame.
Hyde was selected as the Head Football Coach UNLV in 1982 and tallied a 26-19-1 career record. His 1984 Team was inducted into UNLV Hall of Fame. That team defeated Toledo in the California Bowl in Fresno and earned Hyde, Pacific Coast Conference (Coach of the Year, PCAA Conference Champions) honors and post-season recognition as assistant coach at the East/West Shrine Game and the MyCal Japan Bowl in Tokyo, Japan.
After leaving UNLV in 1985, Hyde developed Football Promotions of Nevada (a television and radio broadcast company) and was a featured talk-show host on legendary Las Vegas KDWN 720AM, a heritage 50,000 watt radio station heard in the 14 western states and as Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Jerry Tarkanian Show on SportsChannel America. Hyde returned to college football as the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator (running backs) to Hall of Fame Coach, George Allen (Long Beach State University) for one season in 1990. He returned to television as the College Football analyst for the Big West Game of the Week on SportsChannel America and also did color commentary on the national game of the week on the American Sports Radio Network. Hyde returned to serve as pre-game host for USC Trojans football on KMPC 1540, Los Angeles and then at ESPN 710 Los Angeles where he also served as the co-host of a highly popular Sunday college football show analyzing USC Trojans football.
Hyde has been an on-air talent in Las Vegas for over thirty years and continues his popular weekly USC Trojan Talk show on AM1400 KSHP radio which began running in 1991 at the suggestion of former USC athletic Director Mike Garrett. Hyde is close to hundreds of his former players from his junior college and D-1 coaching experiences and is proud to have coached College Football Hall of Famer and NFL legend Randall Cunningham, ex Cincinnati Bengal legend, Ickey Woods and Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis and considers these men to be among the greatest players in the history of college and professional football.