Six Apaches to join Sports Circle of Honor
Published Monday, 11th February 2013
Tyler Junior College will recognize a new group of inductees into the TJC Sports Circle of Honor during an awards luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The awards ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Gentry Gym, inside the Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center.
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held for inductees, their guests and members of the TJC Alumni Association. The reception will take place in the Floyd Wagstaff Museum, located inside Wagstaff Gym.
This year’s inductees are:
"One of the great pleasures of serving as athletic director at TJC is to welcome back and recognize the accomplishments of our many former athletes and coaches," said TJC director of intercollegiate athletics, Dr. Tim Drain. “This year’s class of inductees to the Sports Circle of Honor have achieved great success in sports and in life. We are honored to welcome them to the fold.”
The day has also been proclaimed Alumni Day at Wagstaff Gym. Members of the TJC Alumni Association will be admitted at no charge to the basketball double-header.
Previous inductees into the Circle of Honor are: Floyd Wagstaff, football and basketball coach and athletic director; Brady P. Gentry, special contributor; James "Babe" Hallmark, football and football coach; Charlie McGinty, football and football coach; Billy Jack Doggett, basketball player and athletic director; Roy Thomas, basketball player and coach; Lee Ann Riley, basketball player and coach; Fred Kniffen, tennis coach; Robert Cox, tennis player and coach; Harry Bostic, Kelly Chapman, Herbert Richardson, O’Neal Weaver, James "Poo" Welch, Bonnie Buchanan Gray, Russell Boone, Janice Mulford, V.C. "Buck" Overall, Jose Palafox, Foster Bullock, Van Samford, Milton Williams, Jesse Marshall, Robert Pack, Johnny Johnston, Jana Crosby Russell, Bryan Miller, Ardie D. Dixon, C.L. Nix, Evelyn Joe Troell Newman, David Rodriguez, Jack Sweeny, Scotti Wood, Rosie Aldridge Smart, Acker Hanks, Burl Plunkett, Tommy Sawyer, Jimmy Edelen, Vern Lewis and Charlotte Reescano, basketball; Bill "Tiger" Johnson, David Lunceford, Jimmy Murphy, Mack Pogue, Jimmy Dickey, Leon Fuller, Bill Herchman, John Linney, Dan Page, Lawrence Strickland, Dwain Bean, Kenneth Bahnsen, Kenneth Coffey, Jack Murphy, Raymond McGallion, Gene Shannon, Charles Quilter, Royce Townsend, Earl Dotson, Jim Wright, Lloyd L. Pate, Robert "Bob" Price, Richard Farris, Robert Talkington, Aubrey Schulz, Bobby Page, Wayne Hill, Donnie Murphy and Gene Staples, football; and Dessie M. Samuels, Judy Kniffen Clardy and Randy Mattingley, tennis.
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