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.