LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - From the Lubbock Independent School District:
The LISD Athletic Hall of Honor will induct its Hall of Honor Class of 2012 on Saturday, May 12th at 7pm at the Merket/McKenzie Alumni Center on the campus of Texas Tech University. The LISD Athletic Hall of Honor will honor eight Lubbock ISD athletic greats in the second ever class since the Hall of Honor's inception. The class includes two LISD coaches, four players, and two teams slated to receive the ultimate accolade by being inducted into the LISD's Athletic Hall of Honor in Lubbock in 2012.
The eight-member group that comprises the 2012 Hall of Honor class is a mix of players and coaches from various sports as well as two state championship teams. The induction will include former Coronado football player Jerry Austin, former Lubbock High football player Charles Brewer, former Estacado track coach Percy Hines, former Monterey football player Curtis Jordan, former Dunbar boys basketball coach Ernest P. Mallory, former Monterey baseball player Donnie Moore, the 1953 Dunbar State Championship boys basketball team, and the 1951-1952 Lubbock High State Champion football teams. This distinguished group of honorees includes a very accomplished group of athletes and coaches, including Lubbock's first ever state championship team in basketball.
The Mission of the Lubbock Independent School District Athletic Hall of Honor is to honor deserving individuals who contribute to athletics in Lubbock ISD, and to stimulate continued interest in sports participation and activities.
Jerry Austin played football at Coronado High School from 1966-1968.
He was named All-District and All-City in Football in 1967 and 1968, and was also recognized as an All-City baseball player as a sophomore. He held the all-time scoring record at Coronado until 2009 and still holds the school record for touchdowns in a single season with 21. Austin was named MVP of the 1969 Greenbelt BowlHe led Angelo State and the Lone Star Conference in rushing in 1970 and 1971. He holds the ASU career records for carries with 861 and a 106 yards-per-game average. Austin's 3,741 career rushing yards is tops in ASU history and 10th all time in the LSC. Austin, who scored 45 career touchdowns with the Rams, was named the All-Texas Team Outstanding Freshman of the Year in 1969 by UPI. He was awarded the J.W. "Dough" Rollins "Back of the Year" in the Lone Star Conference in 1970.Austin was named to the Lone Star Conference first team in 1970 and 1971, and was NAIA All-America second team in 1971. He was selected to Gridiron's All-Small College All-America first team 1972. He was on the LSC Silver Anniversary, second team (1960-1984). He led the team to four winning seasons, and as a senior led ASU to its first ever appearance in a bowl game as four-year institution. In 1973, Austin signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the Angelo State Athletic Hall of Honor in 2008.
Charles Brewer played football at Lubbock High School from 1949-1951.
A native of Lubbock he played high school football at Lubbock High School under Coach C. R. Pattison. He quarterbacked the Lubbock Westerns to a 13-0 season and the 4A state championship in 1951. Brewer saved his best for big games. In the state semifinals against Arlington Heights, he threw for 176 yards. The next week, in the Westerners' toughest game of the year against Baytown, he completed 10 of 14 passes for 162 yards and rushed for another 45. He also returned punts and kickoffs rattling off a 70-yard punt return and a 98-yard kickoff return during the 1951 season.
He also helped guide the Westerners to successive district championships and playoff berths in 1949 and 1950.Brewer was an All-District, All-State and All-American selection. In 1951 he was named the Outstanding High School Football Player in Texas. He played in numerous all-star games including the Oil Bowl, the Greenbelt Bowl and the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.He then went to the University of Texas where he was the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns from 1953 to 1955. He was named to the 1953 All-SWC team.
He later moved to the Dallas suburb of Richardson and started a 43-year career in banking. He retired as chairman of Lone Star Bank in Dallas. In 1998, Brewer was inducted into the Texas Football Hall of Fame in Waco.
Coach Percy Hines coached track at Estacado High School from 1976-1995.
His teams won THREE UIL state championships – in 1982, 1983 and 1986.
Estacado track also won 9 regional championships and 13 district championships
under his leadership. During the 20 year span, his teams won numerous invitational track meets. In 1983, Hines was awarded the Texas Track & Field News AAAA Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year.
Curtis Jordan played football at Monterey High School from 1970-1972.
Jordan was named All City, All District, All Region and 2nd team All State while at Monterey High School. He was selected as the MVP of the Monterey football team in 1972. After his days at Monterey, he went on to play for Texas Tech University. Jordan was named to the 1973 All-SWC Sophomore team,
and was also named All Southwest Conference in 1974 and 1975.
He helped the Red Raiders to a 23-10-2 record during his three year career and to an 11-1 record in 1974 and an appearance in the Gator Bowl. Jordan went on to greatness during the college all-star bowl season. He was named defensive player of the game in the North-South All Star Game, the Coaches All-America Game and the Blue Grey Bowl. He was named to the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 1999. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976 and played in the 1979 NFC Championship game. He played for the Washington Redskins from 1982 to 1987. While a standout with the Redskins, he played in the 1982 Super Bowl helping the Redskins to a Super Bowl title.
Donnie Moore played baseball at Monterey High School from 1970-1972.
During his career at Monterey, Moore compiled a 38-8 record on the mound
and led Monterey to their first ever state championship in 1972.
In 1971, Moore led the Plainsmen to a state final and during his sophomore year, Monterey finished third in the state. Overall, Monterey compiled a record of 91-16 during Moore's three seasons with the Plainsmen. During his senior year, Moore was the winning pitcher in ALL EIGHT PLAYOFF WINS. Moore still holds the records of strikeouts in a season (222) and strikeouts in a career with 425.
Moore played one season at Ranger Junior College and guided the Rangers to a National Championship in 1973. He was named the JUCO Most Valuable Player and the JUCO Outstanding pitcher during the 1973 season.
Moore was the #3 pick overall in the 1973 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs. His major league debut came in 1975, the first of thirteen seasons in the big leagues. He was named an American League All-Star in 1985,
and saved a club record 31 games for the California Angels that season. He had a 1.92 ERA in 65 appearances. Moore finished 7th in the Cy Young voting during the 1985 season. He signed a three year contract worth three million dollars in 1986 to become the team's highest paid pitcher. Former Angels manager Gene Mauch said Moore "singlehandedly made our season" in 1985, when he set the club record for saves and registered a 1.92 ERA in 65 games. "The man had a lot of courage and a lot of heart." Moore passed away in 1989.
Coach Ernest P. Mallory coached basketball at Dunbar High School from 1950-1962. Coach Mallory's teams at Dunbar won FOUR state championships – 1953, 1957, 1960 and 1962. The Quarterback Club of Houston named him the Coach of the Year in 1962 in Class AA Basketball. During his twelve-year coaching career at Dunbar, his teams won 5 district titles along with the four state championships. His 1957 team featured two all state players in Olla Chew and Jimmy Peppers. Coach Mallory passed away in 2005.
The 1953 Dunbar High School Basketball Team won the Texas State Basketball Championship in 1953. This was the first of four state titles for Dunbar's teams under Coach Ernest Mallory. The team went 23-2 during the season. Team members included Richard Mason, O.D. Gary, R.T. Horton, John Milus, Louis Walton, Bill Dedrick, Johnny Goff, Alvin Johnson, Curtis Gipson and J.P. Smith.
The 1951 and 1952 Lubbock High School Football Team won consecutive Texas State Football Championships in 1951 and 1952.Lubbock wore the crown of District 1-AAAA champs at the conclusion 1951. The Westerners, in conquering all six of their district foes by an average margin of more than 26 points, rolled to a spotless 10-0 record. They didn't stop at winning just the district title. By the time the high plains dust had settled that December in 1951, the Hub City school had earned Texas' first Class AAAA state football championship, while finishing with an overall mark of 13-0. The black and gold clad Westerners defeated Robert E. Lee of Baytown, 14-12, in the title game played in Dallas.
When the next season rolled around, the district faced a change. By order of special permission from District 1-AAAA officials, and with UIL approval, Midland was added to district with the beginning of the 1952 season. The Bulldogs were moving up from Class 3A, where the previous season saw them make a run at the title in that classification. This created an eight team loop, making it easier to draw the district schedule.
When the schedule was drawn up, it was decided to hold the district "rivalry" games on Thanksgiving afternoon, in the final week of the regular season. The "rivalry" games were deemed to be; Odessa vs. Midland, Amarillo vs. Lubbock, Pampa vs. Borger and Abilene vs. San Angelo. The Thanksgiving Day affairs quickly became a popular tradition, where overflow crowds generally packed the stadiums at the game-sites.
In 1952, Lubbock rolled to its second consecutive 4A state title, matching 1951's 13-0 campaign. Again, Baytown Lee was the victim; this time by a 12-7 score.
During the 1952 football season, Amarillo Daily News sports writers began to refer to the district as "The Little Southwest Conference."