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Golf tourney set for Oct. 17; Banquet set for Oct. 18, 2014

Kilgore College will once again honor former standout athletes and contributors at its annual Hall of Fame Weekend, Oct. 17-18.

A benefit golf tournament is set for Friday, Oct. 17, and Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Devall Ballroom on the Kilgore campus.

Hall of Fame members will also be recognized during halftime of the KC versus Blinn College football game that afternoon.

“I always look forward to the Hall of Fame event because it is one of the most inspirational and motivational events of the year,” said Jimmy Rieves, KC Athletic Director. “It is such a hard task to narrow down all of the great student-athletes and contributors who have come through our doors over the years to select a few outstanding people each year to honor.”

The golf tournament will be a two-man scramble at Southern Hills Golf Course in Gladewater sponsored by KC, Trinity Mother Francis Hospital, UT Tyler and Aramark.

All proceeds will benefit KC Athletics.

According to Rieves, there is still plenty of time to register a team.

Also, the college is looking for hole sponsors for the golf tournament or any business that can donate door prizes. 

For more information, contact Gail Jackson, KC Athletic Secretary, at (903) 988-7537.


The newest inductees for the Hall of Fame for the 2014 season are:

Football:
Mike Sargent (player from 1965-66)
Steve Sakis (player from 1969-70)

Men's Basketball:
Ed Erickson (player from 1955-57)

Women’s Basketball:

Lisa Payne (player from 1988-90)

Team:
1986 Women’s Basketball Team (First women’s conference championship in school history, finished seventh nationally with 28-9 record, head coach Evelyn Blalock)

Contributors:
Terry Stembridge, Sr. (longtime radio announcer for KC Athletics)
Marion Turner (played football from 1959-60, assistant coach from 1975-91, head coach from 1992-96, former KC Board member and KC instructor)

 
KC ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME - 2013
leonard carey kyle cunningham c.g. mata
Leonard Carey
Football 1969-70
BIO
Kyle Cunningham
Football 1978-79
BIO
C.G. Mata
Football 1961-63
BIO
tom farrell cheron wells david castles
Tom Farrell
Basketball 1964-66
BIO
Cheron Wells
Basketball 1987-89
BIO
David Castles
Administrator/Coach/Teacher
1970-2008
BIO
shawn scanlan
Shawn Scanlan
Basketball Coach 1990-95
BIO
1993-94 Men's Basketball Team
BIO

Golf tourney set for Oct. 18; Banquet set for Oct. 19, 2013

Kilgore College will once again honor former standout athletes and contributors at its annual Hall of Fame Weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2013.

A benefit golf tournament is set for Friday, Oct. 18, and Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Devall Ballroom on the Kilgore campus. 

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE BANQUET

Hall of Fame members will also be recognized during halftime of the KC versus Southeast Prep football game at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

“I always look forward to the Hall of Fame event because it is one of the most inspirational and motivational events of the year,” said Jimmy Rieves, athletic director. “It is such a hard task to narrow down all of the great student-athletes and contributors who have come through our doors over the years to select a few outstanding people each year to honor.”

The golf tournament will be a two-man scramble at Southern Hills Golf Course in Gladewater, sponsored by KC and Trinity Mother Francis Hospital.  All proceeds will benefit KC Athletics.

According to Rieves, there is still plenty of time to register a team.

REGISTER YOUR GOLF TEAM

Also, the college looking for hole sponsors for the golf tournament or any business that can donate door prizes. 

For more information, contact Gail Jackson, athletic secretary, at 903-988-7537.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORMS


KC Athletics announces newest Hall of Fame inductees for 2012
Michael Wright (bio)
Football player from 1977-78)
Darnell Losak (bio)
Football player from 1965-66
Wayne Barginear (bio)
Football player from 1961-62
Ronnie Monks (bio)
Basketball player from 1961-63
Shanna Clayton Johnson (bio)
Player from 1984-86
Assistant coach from 1988-97
1961-62 Basketball Team
(bio)
1962-63 Basketball Team
(bio)
Contributor:
Archie Whitfield (bio)
(longtime employee at KC)
 
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2011
FOOTBALL

BOB LAIRD

Player from 1977-78

Robert Laird, better known as “Bob,” was born in St. Clair, Michigan in 1958. 
Bob’s Father was a Michigan State graduate with a B.S. in Management.  His mother graduated with a degree in education at the age of 50 and started a successful teaching career which lasted more than 15 years. 
His dad’s job provided the family opportunities to live in several states while including Massachusetts, Indiana and Texas.
Bob graduated from Cy-Fair High School in Houston in 1976 where he lettered in football and track.
Majoring in pre-dentistry on a football scholarship, he attended Kilgore College in 1976 and 1977, and played for Coach Jim Miller.
In 1977, Bob was the unanimous First Team All-Conference selection as an offensive lineman for the Rangers.
He was also voted as a First Team NJCAA All-American and Second Team McDonald’s All-American football player.
After Kilgore College, he played football for Coach John Copper at the University of Tulsa.  At Tulsa, he was selected as a two-time Second Team All-Conference player in the Missouri Valley Conference.
After graduating from The University of Tulsa in 1981, his first full-time job was for The Western Company of North America as a Service Supervisor in Yukon, Oklahoma (home of Garth Brooks).
Also in 1981, he married the love of his life, Catherine Joan Birchall.
They have two wonderful children, Jenna and Rob.
Jenna has had successful career in accounting and currently resides in Dallas working for Chief Oil and Gas.
Rob is currently working for Gavilon as a gas scheduler and completing his MBA at The University of Tulsa.  Rob was also a successful student athlete, earning Second Team All-Conference U.S.A. honors and was a two-time selection to the First Team NCAA All-American Academic team.
Cathy, Jenna & Rob all graduated from Tulsa University.
In 1982, Bob left The Western Company and joined a small manufacturing company, Oil Dynamics Inc. and relocated from Oklahoma City to Tulsa.
ODI, as it was called, manufactured electrical submersible pumping equipment, like that used in the East Texas oil fields.

RANDY LEMONS

Player from 1965-66

William Randall Lemons, better known as “Randy,” was born in 1947 in Dallas and was raised in Rockwall.
He attended Rockwall High School where he played football for the Yellow Jackets. He was a part of Rockwall High School’s 1963 State Championship Team, winning the championship by defeating the Fort Bend Dulles, 7-6.
After high school, Randy attended Kilgore College from 1965-66 where he was a part of the 1966 National Championship Team.
He was named Most Valuable Defensive Player in the National Championship game.
After Kilgore, he attended Wichita State University and played football there from 1966-67, then attended Northeastern College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to play football from 1968-70.
Randy has three children: Todd, Greg and Brittny.
Throughout Randy’s working career, he worked at farming for several years, then was a day worker on various ranches, and later became ranch foreman for Bunker and Caroline Hunt Ranch for several years.
Randy is presently retired and living in Gilmer.

GLENN INGRAM

Player from 1964-65

Glenn Ingram was born in Fort Worth and attended Paschal High School where he played football for the Panthers.
At Paschal High School in 1963, Glenn was recognized as an All-District player, honored as the district’s leading rusher, and  was voted as the district’s outstanding running back.
He was also one of the top six players listed by Bill Allen at his retirement after 50 years of coaching.
In 1964, he enrolled at Kilgore College where he played for the Ranger Football team.  At KC, he was a two-time unanimous All-Conference player.
In 1965, he was named as an Honorable Mention All-American.  That year, Kilgore was invited to play at the Shrine Bowl where the Rangers beat Northwest Mississippi Community College, 22-21. Bob was voted as the Shrine Bowl’s Outstanding Back.
In 1966, Glenn attended the University of North Texas where he also played football. In the fifth game he played for North Texas, he suffered a career-ending injury.
After college, Glenn worked for Coors Distributing Company for 31 years, where he served as Vice President.  He currently works for Glazer’s of Dallas as a manager.
He has served on various boards, and is active in many civic and youth organizations and is an avid golfer.
He is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, where he resides with his wife of 44 years, Gay.
They have one son and four grandchildren.

JIMMY PARKS

Coach, teacher and athletic director (1938-1972)

James Monroe Parks, better known as "Jimmy," was a long-time coach, athletic director and teacher at Kilgore College who had a major part in establishing Kilgore College's winning tradition.  Coach Parks worked for the college from 1938 to 1972.  
Born in Elkhart, Texas, Coach Parks played high school ball at Palestine High School where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track every year during his high school career.  
He left Palestine and was a "walk on" athlete at Baylor where he went on to letter in football in 1931-1933, baseball in 1932-34 and basketball in 1932-34.  His Baylor Bear basketball team won the Southwest Conference Championship in 1932.

After Coach Parks graduated from Baylor, he returned to Elkhart to coach in 1934-35 and then came to Kilgore High School where he became the head basketball coach and assistant football coach from 1935-1937.  
In March of 1938, Coach Parks came to Kilgore College and was named head basketball coach and assistant football coach.  
Winning ways soon followed for the Rangers and Kilgore College achieved regional and national prominence under his leadership.
In 1942, due to Clyde Lee's military service in World War II, Coach Parks became head football coach and athletic director along with being head basketball coach.  
Coach Park's 1942 football team went 6-1 and his basketball team won the state junior college basketball championship.  
World War II closed KC athletics from 1943-1945, but the 1946 season found Coach Parks' Rangers finishing the  football regular season 10- 0 and ranked No. 1 in the country  and invited to the inaugural Junior Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  
Although the Rangers lost to Compton Junior College, the 1946 squad was the only national championship team to go undefeated in the regular season, although the 1966 squad won the national championship (10-1) and the 1939 and 2001 teams were undefeated.  
Coach Parks' 1946 basketball team won the Texas Southwestern Junior College conference championship and the Texas State Championship for the second time.  During his two seasons as head football coach, the Rangers were 16-2-0 for .888 win percentage.  
During his 11 seasons as head basketball coach from 1938- 1951 (Will Walls head coach 1946-47, 1948-49), the Rangers were 90-67.  
Coach Parks left the college for a brief stint in 1948 but quickly returned in 1949 to his passion for the college and his students becoming Athletic Director and Director of Physical education.  
During his time as a coach and/or athletic director, the Kilgore College Rangers played in 6 bowl games and won two basketball national championships.

At the conclusion of his athletic department service, Coach Parks became director of the student center and director of placement services.  
In addition, he continued teaching business and economics before his retirement in 1972.  In 1981, Coach Parks was named "Ex-Teacher of the Year" during homecoming festivities.  
On February 7, 1991, the Kilgore College Board of Trustees voted to name the fitness center in honor of Coach Parks.  This action recognized Coach Parks' many contributions to the success of Kilgore College's athletic programs and his 33 years of dedicated service to Kilgore College.

Today we further recognize Coach Parks contribution to Kilgore College by inducting him into the KC Sports Hall of Fame.  A true Kilgore College pioneer that helped pave the way for the bright future we have today.  
Today, to accept the award for Jimmy Parks posthumously is his daughter, Janet.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

CLINTON HARRIS

Player from 1970-71

Clinton Harris (deceased) played for the 1969-70 and 1970-71 Kilgore College basketball teams. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  Moving from Missouri, he decided to play basketball at Kilgore College for Coach Joe Turner.
In 1969-70, he led the Ranger basketball team to a 24-5 overall record and a second place finish in the Texas Eastern Conference with a 12-4 conference record.
He really broke out in is sophomore 1970-71 season, however.  He led all Kilgore College scorers that season, posting six games with 30 or more points.
KC’s record that season was 23-6 overall and 13-3 in Texas Eastern Conference play.  They tied for second place in the conference.
That year, Clinton was named to the All-Conference Team and was named as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Teammates on the 1970-71 team included Henry Allen, Sammy Hervey, Jim Huddleston, Steve Tipton, Robert O’Brien and J.D. Grigsby.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

LINDA WATSON

Player from 1992-93

Linda Watson, originally Los Angeles, California, played basketball for Kilgore College from 1992-93.
She was a valuable player on the 1992-93 National Championship Lady Ranger team, coached by Evelyn Blalock.
With the Lady Rangers’ national championship in 1992-93, it set a record as the first school in NJCAA history to win three national titles.
Linda led the Lady Rangers to a 104-99 victory over the Louisburg, North Carolina, Lady Hurricanes in the National Championship game in 1993.
Linda was named that year as the NJCAA Women’s National Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
That championship game broke the previous high total points in a game record with 203 total points scored, and the Lady Rangers’ 104 points in the game tied the record at that time for the highest point total by one team in a national championship game.
Linda was honored after the game as an NJCAA All-American.
She was known at Kilgore College for her unique ability to make crowd-pleasing three-pointers, as well as working just as hard under the net.
After Kilgore College, Linda received a scholarship to Louisiana Tech University, where she received a degree in Sociology.  After graduating from Louisiana Tech, she moved back to Kilgore where she was an assistant coach from 1997-98.
She also coached at Texas College in Tyler from 1998-99.  From 2000-02, she was a substitute teacher in both Houston and Dallas.
In 2002, she moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles and was hired by Coca-Cola in 2003, where she still works today with not only the job, but also raising her nine year-old great niece.

TEAM

1977 AND 1978 FOOTBALL TEAMS

1977 Team

It was a good year in 1977 for football at Kilgore College. 
With an 8-2 record, the Rangers became the 1977 Co-Conference Football Champions.
It was no surprise that seven men were nominated to the Texas Junior College Football Conference’s All-Conference Team.
All-Conference selections included: Sophomore kicker Mike Menefee, who was named Kicker of the Year.  Menefee also played safety and punted the ball for KC. 
Other All-Conference selections included freshman nose guard Roger Adams; Sophomore defensive tackle Mark Ehlers; Freshman defensive end Ronnie Wilson; Sophomore cornerback Lonnie Davis; Freshman split end David Scott; and Sophomore offensive guard Bob Laird.
The coach of the team was Jim Miller, who was named TJCFC Coach of the Year. 
Assistant coaches that year were Marion Turner and Jim Prewitt.
In December of 1977, it was announced that Bob Laird, who is also being inducted today as an individual, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-American Team.

Deceased members of the 1977 and ’78 football teams include:

  • Jim Prewitt – defensive coordinator from 1977-78, from College Station
  • David Scott – wide receiver from 1977-78, from Jasper
  • Charles Champine – defensive tackle from 1977-78, from Beaumont
  • Danny Malone – manager & trainer in 1977
  • Jimmy Kegler – tailback in 1978, from Lufkin

1978 Team

The Kilgore College football team, under the leadership of head coach Jim Miller, had an outstanding season in 1978, winning the Texas Junior College Football Conference Championship for the second-straight year.
They finished the season without a loss at 10-0-1. They were also ranked as the number one J.C. Gridwire Team. 
It was no surprise when ten men were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Team.
The defense and offense each proved its ability by placing five members on the All-Conference Team roster. 
All-Conference defensive players included: linebacker, David York; tackle, Charles Champine; end, Ike Griffin; free safety, Kyle Cunningham; and nose guard, Roger Adams. 
Offensive players who made the All-Conference Team included: guard, Roger Cannon; center, Andy Golden; split end, David Scott; tailback, Michael Wright; and quarterback, Ricky Hardin, who was also named as the Most Valuable Player in the conference.
In early December, it was announced that Michael Wright and Roger Adams had been named to the First Team of the NJCAA All-American Team. 
David Scott was named as a NJCAA Second Team All-American.  Named as Honorable Mention for the All-American Team were Charles Champine, David York and Ricky Hardin.
Kyle Cunningham, the only freshman on the Ranger team to make All-Conference, was named to the First Team of the J.C. Gridwire All-American Team.
Coach Miller was named Texas Junior College Football Conference Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. 
The team scored 306 points on its opponents that year, and its defense only gave up 65 points all year.
Assistant coaches for the 1978 team were Marion Turner and Jim Prewit.

CONTRIBUTOR

CECELIA SANDERS

Secretary to the director of athletics and student activities for more than 20 years).

Cecelia Sanders, affectionately called “Seal” by those who know her well, was born in Louisiana, but she got to Texas as quickly as possible – where she has lived most of her life.
She graduated from Kilgore High School and Kilgore College.  After graduation from Kilgore College, she lived in several Texas cities including Dallas and San Antonio before coming back to Kilgore in the late 1970’s.
Kilgore College has been a very important part of her life for many years.  Her late husband, Jim Scott, was the comptroller at KC for several years before his untimely death in 1985. 
Her three sons, Jimmy, Michael and Bobby all attended KC, with Bobby only taking summer classes since baseball was his ticket through college.  She said, unfortunately, that she couldn’t talk Jim Campbell into putting baseball in as a sport.
Her entire family has been avid fans of KC Athletics for many years.  In fact, when her boys were younger, they would sometimes travel on the bus with the basketball team to away games. 
She is now married to the biggest KC sports fan of all – Roland Sanders—who played football at KC in the early 1960’s.
She became a member of the KC work family in 1984, working for 11 years in Housing and Student Activities before moving to Athletics and Student Development in 1995.
She said she was fortunate to work with four wonderful bosses during her years at KC: Joe Webb, Jim Campbell, Harold Nolte and David Castles.  Each of these bosses, she said, has a special place in her heart.
She said she will never forget what Jim Campbell said after Addie Jefferson retired.  He said, “I’m going to hire you on a trial basis to see if you can do this job.”  The rest was history.
She and Jim Campbell became good friends as he taught her all there was to know about certifying athletes, dealing with faculty, students and coaches.  She truly poured her entire being into trying to make the Athletics and Student Development areas the best they could possibly be.
Her office was always known as the social hub of the campus, although she said she realized that probably wasn’t the best thing to be known as.
She always believed that work and fun should go hand-in-hand, and she exemplified this every day.
Many of those office gatherings, she said, were honestly spent discussing how they could make Kilgore College a better place to be.  She said that co-workers, coaches and many students became an extension of her family and she has so many wonderful memories in her heart from those wonderful people.
She retired in 2008 from Kilgore College, but it is not unusual to see her around campus, still helping out the athletic and student development departments in any role she can assist with.  She also still helps each year with the Hall of Fame Committee to help organize this event each year.
Cecelia Sanders truly represents what Kilgore College was, is and should continue to be. 
She truly exemplifies the motto of “Emphasis—Excellence” and did it—and still does it—to this day.

RED MCKELLER

Athletic trainer--1966 Football Team

Paul Stephen McKeller, better known as “Red” McKeller, hails from Linden where he graduated in 1965 from Linden-Kildare High School. 
He enrolled at Kilgore College in 1965 and began earning his certification as an Athletic Trainer at Rice University under the tutelage of famed trainer, Eddie Wojecki.
Upon certification, Red served as the Athletic Trainer for the 1966 Kilgore College National Championship Football Team.  Red was instrumental in the role of prevention and care for injuries to the 1966 team.
In 1967, after completing courses at Kilgore College, Red earned a scholarship to the University of North Texas. There, he was appointed Head Student Trainer while under the mentorship of Skippy Cox.
During this time, the “Mean Green” Eagle football team won the Missouri Valley Championship in 1973.  Red spent time at UNT as a trainer alongside such famous football players as “Mean Joe” Greene and Cedrick Hardmann.
In 1969, Red assisted the Dallas Cowboys in their offseason. Along with other student trainers and sports medicine majors from UNT, Red served with “America’s Team,” helping keep Cowboys players healthy.
In 1971, Texas became the first state to enact laws requiring the licensing of athletic trainers.  Red was among the first of such individuals to be certified and licensed by the State of Texas in 1972. At this time, he also became the very first athletic trainer at Longview High School from 1972-73.
Red was recruited by Odessa Permian High School in December of 1973. He served as Head Athletic Trainer at Permian until 1977, known to many as “Doc” McKeller. 
In 1975, Red was awarded with the Sam Ketchum Award from the Southwest Texas Trainers Association in Waco, and became legendary for his proficiency and speed at taping ankles.
Since leaving the field of Athletic Training, Red has spent the last 26 years as the owner and operator of Texas Refreshments Corporation in Midland.  He has been married for 39 years to his wife, Bonnie.
He is the father of three sons: Rhett, Michael and Stephen (who is deceased).  He is also a grandfather of two, Everett and Aidan.

 

 
2010 Hall of Fame

Induction Lunch was: Saturday, October 9
in the Devall Student Center Ballroom (on the KC campus)

Photos from golf tournament

Hall of Fame 2010
Football

Sid Bailey

Sid Bailey was born in Marlin, Texas, in 1948 and passed away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2005.
 
As a member of the 1966 Kilgore College Rangers, Sid helped the team win the NJCAA National Football Championship. He was selected for the All Conference Team, and the Dallas Morning News All Texas Junior College Football Defensive Team his freshman year.
 
He went on to play for the University of Tulsa and graduated the University of Texas at Arlington, where he played defensive end. Sid was then drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1971 and played for them that season. He also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Candian League, and signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons in 1972. An injury that season ended his professional football career.
 
He is survived by his wife, Melinda Lyons, (a former Rangerette) who accepted this honor for Sid earlier today.

Ricky Hardin

RICKY HARDIN PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS FROM 1977-78. DURING THAT TIME THE RANGERS WON TWO T.J.C.F.F. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. IN 1978, HARDIN’S RANGERS FINISHED WITH A RECORD OF 10-0-1 AND DEFEATED JONES COUNTY C.C. (MS) 30-0 IN THE GARLAND BOWL. THAT SEASON THE RANGERS PUT A TOTAL OF 306 POINTS ON THE SCOREBOARD.

FOLLOWING HARDIN’S PLAYING DAYS AT KILGORE COLLEGE, HE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IN SALT LAKE CITY. HARDIN WAS THE STARTING QUARTERBACK FOR THE UTES IN THE 1980 SEASON, AND SOME OF HIS STATISTICS ARE ETCHED IN THE RECORD BOOKS WITH THE OTHER GREAT UTAH QUARTERBACKS.

HARDIN PASSED FOR 2,458 YARDS THAT SEASON, COMPLETING 179 OUT OF 290 PASSES (60.7%) AND THROWING FOR 15 TOUCHDOWNS. SIX OF THOSE TD’s CAME AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, AND THAT IS STILL TIED FOR THE MOST TD PASSES IN A GAME BY A UTE QUARTERBACK. HARDIN AVERAGED 8.48 YARDS PER COMPLETION AND 6.82 YARDS PER OFFENSIVE PLAY IN 1980, AND HE ALSO HAD SEVEN 200-YARD PASSING GAMES IN HIS UTAH CAREER, AND THREW FOR 358 IN THE NEW MEXICO GAME.

Men's Basketball

Ted Whillock

TED ATTENDED CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL AND BEGAN HIS KILGORE COLLEGE CAREER IN 1954. HE WAS A STANDOUT PLAYER ON THE 1956 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. AFTER KC, HE ATTENDED EAST TEXAS STATE IN COMMERCE WHRE HE RECEIVED HIS MASTER’S DEGREE IN EDUCATION. AFTER COLLEGE, TED BEGAN COACHING BASKETBALL IN MORTON, TEXAS, WHERE HE TOOK THE INDIANS TO SEVERAL STATE TOURNAMENTS, WINNING A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1972. TED WAS NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR IN 1972. AFTER 16 YEARS OF COACHING AT MORTON, HE RETURNED TO HIS HOMETOWN OF CLINTON, ARKANSAS, WHERE HE COACHED FOR FOUR YEARS. HE NOW RESIDES IN MORTON WITH HIS WIFE DONNA.

Women's Basketball

Rosalind Hodge

ROSALIND HODGE JACKSON WAS BORN AND RAISED IN JASPER AND ATTENDED KILGORE COLLEGE ON A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP. WHILE AT KC, SHE WAS NAMED MOST REPRESENTATIVE, WAS AN ALL CONFERENCE SELECTION IN 1987 AND 88, WAS NOMINATED FOR THE ALL NATIONAL TOURNAMENT TEAM IN 1988 WHEN THE LADY RANGERS WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. AFTER KC, SHE ATTENDED USC ON A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP, GRADUATING FROM USC IN 1990 WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE. SHE LATER PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL IN SPAIN. SHE AND HER HUSBAND OF 15 YEARS, ERROL JACKSON, RESIDE IN THE WOODLANDS WITH THEIR FOUR CHILDREN.

Team

1993-94 Women's Basketball Team

THE 1993-94 EDITION OF THE KILGORE COLLEGE LADY RANGERS FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A 21-7 OVERALL MARK, AND A 12-2 RECORD IN TEXAS EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAY. ON THREE OCCASIONS DURING THE SEASON, THE LADY RANGERS WENT ON SIX-GAME WINNING STREAKS. KC WAS A HIGH-SCORING TEAM IN 1993-94, AVERAGING NEARLY 89 POINTS PER GAME. THIS GROUP OF LADY RANGERS CONTINUED THE WINNING TRADITION ESTABLISHED BY PRIOR LADY RANGER TEAMS AND THEIR BELOVED HEAD COACH, EVELYN BLALOCK.
team photo here

Contributor

Jerry & Shalia Pybas

Kilgore College and its athletic programs have been a part of the Pybas’ lives for more than 45 years. Jerry was a Geology instructor for 12 years at KC and Shalia was a member of the Rangerettes from 1964-1966, but that is not really where their love of athletics at KC began.

The Pybas’ home quickly became a hang-out for many a student at Kilgore College. From football team hamburger cook-outs, to tutoring sessions to Easter egg hunts in the front yard…everyone who came to their home knew that even if their family wasn’t in Kilgore, Texas, Jerry and Shalia would be their extended family.

If ever a coach had a player who was home-sick or struggling at Kilgore, they simply picked up the phone and called Jerry and Shalia...and they knew that that student would be taken care of. They have travelled with the teams to show their unending support, even after athletes left KC- the Pybas’ still travelled to see them continue their careers and education at other institutions.

Countless numbers of student athletes have benefitted from their caring attitudes and hearts; whether it was a home cooked meal, a place to get away for a while, or just a cheerleader in the stands, the Pybas’ were and still are there.

 
Hall of Fame 2009
Football
Steve Atchley
Played from 1966-67... All-Conference linebacker in 1967... Attended University of North Texas where he was a team captain... All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1970.
Pat Murphy
Played from 1967-68... All-American in 1968.
George Riley
Played from 1950-51... All Conference in 1950... All-American in 1951.
Ray Woodard
Played from 1980-81... 2nd Team All-American in 1980... Honorable Mention in 1981... Defensive coordinator at KC from 1985-95... Selected in the 8th round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers... Spent the next five seasons with the Chargers, Broncos and Chiefs... A member of the Broncos' 1986 AFC Champion and Super Bowl team.
Men's Basketball
Wilmer Cox
Played from 1956-58. Honorable Mention All-State... Was on National Championship team in 1957-58 with a record of 27-2...
Women's Basketball
Tina Malone
Played from 1991-92... All-American from Quitman, Texas... Attended Louisiana Tech to play basketball.
Team
1975 KC
Football Team
Conference Champions... Produced two All-Americans, 8-3 record... Head Coach Charles Simmons was named Coach of the Year.
Contributor
Wayne Fortson
Beloved team doctor for decades for KC.

Hall of Fame 2008

Men's Football:
Glenn Tucker (1967)
Charles Jungmichel (1937-1939)
Gary Reeves
Boyd Converse (coach)

Men's Basketball:
Gerald Woodard (1960-62)

Women's Basketball:
Marsha Morneau-Phillips (1984-86)

Basketball Team:
1992-93 Women's Team

Contributor:
Calvin Fortson

Also Honoring :
1966 Men's national championship football team and Ned Duncan for making the NJCAA Hall of Fame.


Hall of Fame 2007

1964-65 Men’s Basketball Team:
Coach Joe Turner
Roster:
Sonny Brashiers
Dan Donau
Ronnie Dotson
Tom Farrell
Dave Gale
Terry George
Mont Irvin
Donald Kruse
Phil Kunz
Frank McCullough - Manager
John McDavid
Frank O’Brien
Richard O’Brien
George Roderick
Larry Sorrells
Johnny Underwood

Men’s Basketball:
Sammy Hervey (1970-1972)

Women’s Basketball:
ShaRhonda Reynolds (1991-1993)

Football:
Victor Jordan (1940-1941)
Coach Charlie Simmons (1967-1975)

Contributors:
Clyde Lee Players Association
Latane Speer (Government Instructor – Kilgore College 1971 – present)



Hall of Fame 2006

Team:
1939 Football Team
1971 Football Team

Women's Basketball:
Kim Hill 1989-1991

Men's Basketball:
Freddy Steele 1961-1965

Football:
John Gregory 1965-1966
Lester Belrose 1974-1975

Contributor:
Jim Campbell


Hall of Fame 2005

Team:
1990 Women's Basketball Team

Women's Basketball:
Kim Spencer 1989 - 1990

Men's Basketball:
Don Stanley 1958 - 1959
Pat Stanley 1958 - 1959

Football Players:
Roger Ellis 1961 - 1962
Bobby Dill 1946 - 1947
Roger Adams 1977 - 1978

Contributor:
Hershell Curtis 1940 - 1941


Hall of Fame 2004

Team:
1958 Men's basketball National Championship Team

Football Players:
Gilly Davis 1935-1937
Alan Neveux 1946-1947
Dickey McGaughey 1961-1962
Andy Durret 1966-1967

Men's Basketball Player:

Sid Cohen 1956-1958

Women's Basketball Player:

Regina Wright 1989-1991

Contributor:
Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bob Terrell



Hall of Fame 2003

Team:
1966 National Championship Football Team:
Steve Atchley
Tony Atchley
Sid Bailey
Jim (Stoney) Bannister
Andy Boland
Roger Braker
Bill Brousseau
Fred Carrington
Mike Coleman
Boyd Converse
Steve Copeland
Bill Dietz
Andy Durrett
Ronnie Freestone
John Gregory
Jerry Gulledge
Bobby Hawthorne
Robbie Huckaby
Johnny Johnson
Randy Lemons
Darnell Losak
Red McKeller
Orie McKenzie
Tommy Merritt
Bob Peterson
Danny Pidcock
Ron Regan
Clyde Reid
Terry Reisig
Rudy Sabatinelli
Sandy Sands
Mike Sargent
Joe Silker
Terry Stembridge
Ronny Tuttle
Jeff Walker
James Waltmon
Terry Warren
Harry Watson


Football Players:

Gean B. Hale -1938-39-40
Raymond Stone 1946
Harold Mayo 1959
Eddie Rogers 1964 -65

Men's Basketball:
Steve Bracey 1968-69 1969-70

Women's Basketball:

Pam Hudson

Contributor:
Rudy Thrower


Hall of Fame 2002

Football Teams:
The 1946 "Little Rose Bowl Team"

Basketball Teams:
Men's 1956 National Championship team
Women's 1988 National Championship team

Football Players:
Darrell Shaver (1946 - 1947)
Bobby Cross (1948 - 1949)
Donnie Caraway (1953 - 1954)
Billy Burt (1961 - 1962)
Leonard Dunlop (1967 - 1968)
Gary Blair (1974 - 1975)

Football Coaches:
Coach Clyde Lee (1935 - 1941)
Coach Jim Miller (Assistant 1967 - 1975 & Head Coach 1976 - 1991)

Basketball Coaches:
Evelyn Blalock
Joe Turner

Men’s Basketball:
Ned Duncan (1954-1956)
Donald Kruse (1963-1965)

Women's Basketball:
Saudia Roundtree (1992-1994)


The Athletic Department invites nominations for the KC Hall of Fame.

Download Hall of Fame Nomination Form





» Contact Information


Gail Jackson
Phone: (903) 983-7537
gjackson@kilgore.edu


4-24-2012

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