Monday, October 03, 2016

Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame

2017 Hall of Fame Class

Induction: January 6, 2017

Crowne Plaza-Addison, 7 pm

1996 Olympic Gold – High Jump, setting current Olympic Record (7’10”); 1991 Gold, World Championships; 1997 Gold, 1999 Bronze, World Indoor Championships; 3-Time USA Olympian
McMurry University Men’s & Women’s Track and Field Coach - Men Won NCAA DIII National Championships, 2008 & 2012; Women - Runners Up, 2002; two-time USTFCCCA Coach of Year; 2015 USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Inductee
Athletic Director and Head Girl’s Track and Field Coach, Lancaster High School; Won More UIL State Championships (11), than any other Coach, male or female; Olympic Trials Finalist, 200 M
Head Coach at Texas, Tennessee and Ohio; Won Two NCAA Championships; twice Runners Up;  Coach, 1988 USA Olympics and 1983 USA World Championships Teams; President, USTCA
Former Head Track and Field Coach at McKinney High School, Howard Payne and Angelo State; 17 Top- Ten National Finishes; 1988 NCAA DII Coach of Year; Coached 150 All Americans
1952 and 1956 Olympic Gold and 1948 Olympic Bronze – Pole Vault; 1956 Olympic Decathlete; 2nd  Man to Clear 15 Feet in PV; First Person Pictured on front of Wheaties Box
Five-Time USA Olympian; 5th in 1988 Olympic 10,000 M; 1992 USA Flag Bearer; set 36 United States Records and 12 World Bests from 1,000 to 10,000 M; Head Track Coach, Southwestern
Fremont HS, Sunnyvale
POSTHUMOUS NOMINEES                     
William E. “Rooster” Andrews, 60-Year Head Judge at Finish Line at Texas Relays; Plaque at Finish Line at Myers Stadium Dedicated to him; All American “Waterboy” and Kicker at UT
Frank Fallon, 30-Year Announcer at Texas Relays; Broadcast SWC Championship Track and Field Meets on Waco Radio; Baylor Football Announcer; Announcer at Final Four
Bob Hayes, 1964 Olympic Gold in 100 M and 4x100 M; World Record Holder – 100 M, 60 yards, 100 yards and 220 yards; Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl VI Champion; NFL Hall of Fame
Dr. Bert Lyle, Jr., Head Track and Field Coach at Texas Woman’s University, 1965-88; won first Women’s Collegiate (AIAW) Track Championship; Coached 1992 US Olympic Team   
Winton E. “Pop” Noah , Track & Field and Football Star at North Texas State; Head Football Coach Dallas Adamson High School; Head Track and Field Coach North Texas State, 1948-71 
Cleburne Price, Jr., Head Track and Field Coach at Dallas Kimball, Dallas Baptist College and Texas; Director of Texas Relays; Member, NCAA Track & Field Games Committee
Charlie Thomas, Head Track & Field Coach at Texas A&M for 32 years; UIL State Champion; anchored UT 440 Relay to World Record; finished 4th in 1952 US Olympic Trials in 220 
Raymond Trotter, Starter Assistant, 1984 Olympics; Starter, 1992 US Olympic Trials; Anticipated Starter, 1996 Olympics prior to passing; long-time Texas Relays Starter
Bill Whitmore, Announcer at Texas Relays; Announcer for UIL State Track Meet; Rice University Sports Information Director for 34 years; Rice Sports Hall of Fame
W.A. Wise, former Coach at South Plains College; Certification Chair for TAC/USATF Officials Committee; helped UIL adopt Certified Track and Field Officiating
Hoover Wright, Head Track Coach at Prairie View for over 40 years; won two NAIA Indoor and one Outdoor Championship; Referee for 1987 NCAA Championships
Sammy Walker - Former Olympian Sammy Walker Looks Back at his Career - full article 
Tom Tellez (TX T&F Hall of Fame Class of 2011) receives USATF Legend Coach Award - full article 

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