He is the second winningest coach in Georgia Institute of Technology"s history with 292 wins. Hyder led the Yellow Jackets to their first National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament appearance in 1960 where they advanced to the Elite Eight. In 1971, Georgia Technical reached the National Invitation Tournament championship game.
As a player, Hyder lettered in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country at Georgia Technology
After graduating in 1937 he spent three years playing in the New York Yankees" minor league baseball system. Hyde served in the United States Navy in World World War II before returning to Georgia Technical as an assistant men"s basketball coach in 1946.
In 1951, he was promoted to head coach where he remained until 1973.