Once again it is time to nominate outstanding athletes/contributors to the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame.
Athletes from Tyler High, Emmett Scott, John Tyler and Robert E. Lee are eligible. The deadline is June 14. To be considered for the Athletic Hall of Fame, an athlete or contributor must be nominated.
This year’s class, the seventh induction, is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 6-7 during the annual Christus Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic. Crosstown rivals John Tyler and Tyler Lee meet Sept. 7 at CTMF Rose Stadium.
The district encourages community members, parents and alumni to nominate candidates who have demonstrated character, citizenship, success and leadership during his/her affiliation with the Tyler ISD athletic program.
To nominate someone for the 2019 class, visit tylerisd.org, click on departments and then “Athletics” for a nomination form.
Athletes, coaches and contributors must have graduated or no longer be a part of the school district for at least five years before being considered.
A committee will review the applications and select the initial inductees.
Prospective candidates can be former athletes, coaches, teams or someone who contributed substantially to the athletic program (e.g. faculty, administrator, media, community leader, etc.).
Nominees will be selected based on their high school achievements, post-high school accomplishments and other contributing factors.
Earl Campbell — John Tyler High School Class of 1974, Football
Mike Carter — John Tyler High School Class of 1968, Baseball
Clifford Gregory — Tyler High School Class of 1930, Football
Billy Hall — Tyler High School Class of 1956, Basketball, coach and principal at Robert E. Lee High School, and former TISD Athletic Director
Daniel Hernandez — John Tyler High School Class of 1994, Soccer
Charles Milstead — Tyler High School Class of 1955, Football
Kristee Porter — John Tyler High School Class of 1998, Volleyball
Aaron Ross — John Tyler High School Class of 2000, Football
Robert Taylor — Emmett Scott High School Class of 1968, Track
Danya Reed Westbrook — Robert E. Lee High School class of 1987, Basketball
Allen Wilson — John Tyler High School, Head Football Coach
1973 John Tyler Football Team
Todd Bricker — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1992, Swimming
Fred Coleman — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1993, Football
Jana Crosby Russell — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1986, Basketball
A’Quonesia Franklin — John Tyler High School Class of 2004, Basketball
Dick Hightower — Tyler High School Class of 1948, Football
Ronnie Lee — John Tyler High School Class of 1975, Football
Alan Shumate — Contributor, Public address announcer for REL in both football and basketball.
Johnny “Red” Stidger — Coach: John Tyler High School, Football, Baseball, Golf
1930 Tyler High School State Football Champions
1994 John Tyler State Football Champions
2004 Robert E. Lee State Football Champions
Willie Campbell — Emmett Scott High School Class of 1965, Football
Bob Faulkner — Contributor, Tennis
Danny Palmer — John Tyler High School Class of 1967, Football, Basketball, Baseball
Edwill Rollins II — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1973, Track, Football
Harry Shuford — Tyler High School Class of 1932, Football
Matt Flynn — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 2003; Football
Dr. Theodore Henderson — Emmett Scott High School Class of 1960; Football, basketball, baseball
Wanda Sowell Hendrix — Tyler High School Class of 1956; Golf
Alfred “Al” Humphrey — John Tyler High School Class of 1971; Football
Carl Love — John Tyler High School basketball coach
Larry Jones — Robert E. Lee High School basketball coach
Juli Murphy Collins — Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1998; Soccer
William “Travis” Wallace — Emmett Scott High School Class of 1960; basketball, baseball
1959 Robert E. Lee Golf State Championship Team
Morgan Denson — Tyler Lee (Track, Cross Country, Swimming)
Royce Franklin — John Tyler (Coach, Football, Basketball, Track)
John “Mutt” Heller — Tyler High, John Tyler (Football, Basketball, Track)
C.M. Marks — Emmett Scott (Coach Football, Basketball, Baseball)
D’Angelo Newsom — John Tyler (Track)
Clayton Stanley — Tyler Lee (Tennis)
Dr. Ken Talkington — Tyler High (Football, Basketball, Baseball)
1967 & 1968 John Tyler Baseball State Tournament Teams
Gary Baxter — John Tyler (football, 1997)
James Warren Davis — Tyler High (football, baseball, 1956)
Gary Don Johnson — John Tyler (football, 1975)
Marianne Jones — Tyler Lee (girls basketball coach, 1983-98)
Billy Lawson Sr. — John Tyler (boys basketball coach, 1978-88)
Corey Mayfield Sr. — Tyler Lee (football, 1988)
Laura Hanna Waits — Tyler Lee (tennis, 1980)
1968 Emmett Scott Basketball Team (Prairie View Interscholastic League 3A state champions)