SFA's winningest coach to be inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

SFA's winningest coach to be inducted into the 2010 Texas Sports Hall of Fame

WACO, Texas (AP) - A Heisman Trophy winner, two national championship college coaches and the winningest high school football coach in state history are part of the newest class to be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

The 10-member class to be inducted in February includes Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair, whose Aggies won last season's national championship. Blair coached at Stephen F. Austin State University from 1985 to 1993. He was inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame in 2008. In his eight years with the Ladyjacks, Blair turned SFA into a national powerhouse as they were ranked nationally in each of his final six seasons, reaching as high as number four in the country. He is the winningest coach in SFA history.

Texas football coach Mack Brown, who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national title is also on the list.

Among others in the class are 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware from Houston, eight-time state championship prep football coach G.A. Moore, Beaumont native Bubba Smith, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith from Gladewater and PGA Tour golfer Fred Couples.

Copyright 2011 KTRE.  Some information for this story from AP.  All Rights Reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:23:07 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>
  • Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT
    JLWSJLWS

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>
  • Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:49:38 GMT

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly