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.