Sports Hall of Fame

The Baylor School Sports Hall of Fame was created in 1992 to recognize Baylor athletes and coaches who have demonstrated throughout their career in sports those qualities which identify them as champions (amateur or professional) in their sport(s).

Athlete inductees must have attended Baylor at least ten years prior to the date of consideration and must have contributed in a positive manner to the overall program at Baylor. A student’s academic and/or extracurricular record should be considered in the selection process. Non-athletic post-graduate achievements may also be considered by the selection committee.

Jack Stanford

Jack B. Stanford had a 20-year career (1953-1972) as a Baylor teacher and coach. After working several years as an assistant coach under Baylor legends like James Rike, Humpy Heywood, and Bob Hill, he became the head bas­ketball coach in 1960 and led the Baylor cagers until 1971.

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Scott Smith '89

Known mostly as a crafty right-handed pitch­er but also an exceptional hitter, Scott's Baylor career stats include a 20-7 record and 2.39 ERA.

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Charlie Baker '57

The "Gentle Giant," Charles Baker '57, was a multiple let­ter award winner in football, basketball, and track at Bay­lor, playing for coaches that achieved Baylor legendary status.

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Lee Dyer '77

A three-year letterman in two sports and a four-year letterman in another, Lee Dyer '77 enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as one of the most versatile and consistent athletes ever to compete for the Red Raiders.

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Luther T. Worsham

Known affectionately as "Maj" to more than one generation of Baylor students, Luke Worsham was a member of the Baylor faculty for 42 years. Thousands of students and student/athletes remember Maj not only for his biology lectures and great coaching but also for his lessons about life.

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Amy Robertson Whitaker '94

Recognized as one of the city's most dominant female pitchers, Amy Robertson Whitaker's masterful skills keyed Baylor's back-to-back state softball championships in 1993 and 1994.

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H. Randolph "Randy" Weinberg

Randy was a member of Baylor's National Prep School Wrestling Championship team in 1970. In four years of entering the National Prep Schools and Academies Tournament at Lehigh University (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12), he finished second, third, first, and second respectively.

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Schaack Van Deusen '61

At Baylor, Schaack's coaching career, spanning six decades, has included a total dual record of 688-151-7, with fifteen traditional state championships and seven state duals championships

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Leonard Roscoe Tanner, Jr. '69

Roscoe's professional career included reaching the Wimbledon finals against Bjorn Borg (losing in five sets), garnering a Grand Slam singles title by winning the 1977 Australian Open, and winning the 1976 Japanese Open and the 1974 New Zealand Open.

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Stewart B. Smith '01

Stewart Smith '01 took his first state championship diving title for Baylor when he was an eighth grader. He won four more state championships in his Baylor career, the only person in any event at the Tennessee State Swimming and Diving and Championships to claim five consecutive titles.

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Kelli Howard Smith '95

Kelli Howard Smith '95 played on Baylor softball teams that won back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995. She returned to Baylor in 2000 and as head softball coach, her teams have won state titles in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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Gregory S. Smith '84

Greg Smith is the only Baylor junior to captain the baseball team. He lettered in baseball four seasons, during which time the team won four regular season district championships, three district championships, and three sectional championships, advancing to the final four in class AAA three times.

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Archie Herbert Smith '84

The Baylor MVP in 1983 and 1984, Archie was formidable on the mound but also a threat at the plate, leading the Raiders in earned run average and batting average both years.

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Ted A. Shipley '71

Described by baseball coach Gene Etter as "the best athlete I've ever seen," Ted Shipley was a member of the varsity track team and was captain of the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams.

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Andy Rutledge '74

Andy Rutledge was one of the star players on Coach E.B. "Red" Etter's 1973 team that won the state AAA championship and was later voted the No. 1 high school team in the nation by the National Sports News Service.

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Susan Harrelson Ross '91

Susan Harrelson Ross' softball career earned her All-City Honorable Mention awards in 1988 and 1989, All-City honors in1990 and 1991, and All-State Softball recognition in 1991. As team captain, Susan was named Class AAA Softball MVP by the News Free Press.

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J. Alexander "Alex" Roberts '67

A three-time Mid-South champion (1964, 1966, 1967) and a National Prep Champion (1967), Alex Roberts was regarded as one of the city's finest wrestlers, holding Mid-South championships for several years.

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James B. Rike

Rike served as football coach at Baylor until 1937 and compiled an impressive record of 139-41-17, including a 14-6 record against McCallie. He also served as track coach, and by 1940 his teams had amassed 10 consecutive TIAA or Mid-South Championships.

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Eddie Prokop '41

Eddie attended Georgia Tech and helped to defeat Notre Dame during his sophomore year. He was fifth in the 1943 voting for the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the best collegiate player.

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Lewis West "Lew" Oehmig '35

Lew Oehmig is considered by many sports experts to be the greatest amateur golfer in the history of Tennessee. He has claimed more USGA Senior Amateur Championships than anyone else in the history of the tournament, winning three times and making it to the finals six times.

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Henry King Oehmig '69

A sports statistician could make a strong case that King Oehmig '69 is the most successful coach in the history of Tennessee high school sports.

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Wendy Oakes '90

Wendy excelled in the 50 free and 100 fly and was Baylor's first individual girls' state champion in any sport. She was the first individual All American for the girls' team, and she was the first female to qualify for the USA Swimming National Championships. A state champion in each of her four years of high school, Wendy held the school and state records in 1989 and 1990.

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Melissa Nott Davis '93

As a member of Baylor's state champion swim teams of 1992 and 1993, Melissa Nott distinguished herself by garnering state and school records and post-season awards.

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James W. "Jim" Morgan

Coach Morgan's win-loss record at Baylor since 1986-2010 was 539-84-1. His teams won nine state traditional championships, six state duals championships; he coached 59 individual state champs, one national high school champion, and one NCAA champion.

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E. Blake Moore, Jr. '76

A standout on the Baylor football team, Blake Moore was named the team's Most Valuable Lineman and All-City and also played in the Tennessee High School All-Star Game during his senior year. Blake played center and backed up at tackle, guard, and tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1980-1983, playing in Super Bowl XVI.

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Charley Moore, Jr. '62

Charley displayed his athletic prowess in football, wrestling, and track. He has the distinction of being chosen captain of every varsity team on which he participated.

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William A. McMahan III '67

As a student, Bill McMahan '67 played varsity football, basketball, and baseball and captained two teams. When he returned to the school as a teacher and coach in 1974, Bill's goal was "to give back a part of what was given to me."

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Marc P. Lyle '80

An undefeated wrestler in his junior and senior years, Marc won three straight state championships and was named Best Wrestler in the 1979 and 1980 state tournaments.

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Katie Lunn Medley '94

An outstanding all-around athlete at Baylor, Katie Lunn combined outstanding leadership skills, exhibited in all of her Baylor undertakings, with a level of excellence as a multi-sport athlete that earned her a phenomenal 21 varsity letters.

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David Longley '59

David Longley was a multi-sport athlete at Baylor who went on to play two sports in college. At Baylor, he was All-City and All-Mid-South in football, basketball, and baseball.

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Stanley J. Lewis

Stan Lewis was a member of the Baylor faculty from 1948 to 1986. He served as head of the history department and was an instructor in social studies and English. Lewis started the Baylor swimming program in 1957.

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Robert Laugherty '82

Bobby chose Baylor for its swim program and with the guidance of former varsity coach Jim Stover, he improved his strength and conditioning and qualified for All-American in every meet all four of his high school years.

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Willard M. "Pop" Keyser '28

Pop Keyser distinguished himself upon his arrival at Baylor when he made the varsity squads of the football, basketball, and baseball his freshman year. He was named to the All-City team in all three sports and was captain of the football team his senior year.

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Forrest "Fob" James, Jr. '52

Fob James, a native of Lanett, Alabama, graduated from Baylor in 1952. During his senior year, he was selected for the All-Southern football team. He also lettered in track and baseball.

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Calvin E. "Cal" James, Sr. '56

Cal James was a star halfback for Humpy Heywood's 1954 and 1955 teams. Cal was a captain of the 1955 team, helping to lead it to an undefeated season. He was Baylor's first football High School All-American.

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Herman Hickman '28

In referring to his football prowess, the January 31, 1927 edition of the Campus List described Herman Hickman as "the fourteen-year-old wonder." He was also a standout in track and field

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Humphrey B. "Humpy" Heywood

As football coach from 1930-1960, "Humpy" had an outstanding record, including five undefeated and untied seasons—1940, 1944, 1947, 1955, and 1960. His career record at Baylor was 161-20-8, which stands as the "winningest varsity football record in Baylor history."

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William R. "Chip" Healy, Jr. '65

Chip Healy was a varsity football player and was captain of the team his senior year. He was a co-captain of the varsity wrestling team and a two-time National Prep Champion and was also a member of the varsity track team.

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LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Baylor School Sports Hall of Fame or to nominate an outstanding former Baylor athlete or coach, please contact Jaime J. Melton '94, Director of Alumni Affairs at

Use this form to nominate someone to the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame. (Deadline is May 12, 2017)

SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2016 Inductees:
Charlie Baker '57
Scott Smith '89
Jack Stanford

2015 Inductee:
Lee Dyer '77

2014 Inductees:
H. King Oehmig '69
Archie H. Smith '84

2013 Inductee:
Alan Carmichael '82

2012 Inductees:
Douglas M. Dyer '78
James T. Gifford '95
William A. McMahan '67
Stewart B. Smith '01

2011 Inductees:
Robert I. Laugherty '82
Kelli Howard Smith '95
Schaack Van Deusen '61

2010 Inductees:
W. David Hannah '75
Kurt Keene '96
Andrea Shipley '99

2009 Inductees:
Gene Etter
Jim Morgan

2008 Inductees:
David Dick '72
Wendy Oakes '90
Susan Harrelson Ross '91

2007 Inductees:
Pem Guerry '75
Greg Smith '84
Roger Vredeveld '79

2006 Inductees:
Frahn D'Anjou '93
Jon Chew
Buddy Fisher '46

2005 Inductees:
Wesley Cash ‘75
Marc Lyle ‘80

2004 Inductees:
Melissa Nott Davis ‘93
Rusty Kidd ‘65
Bill Ransom ‘57

2003 Inductee:
Butch Carter ‘57

2002 Inductee:
Edgar Edwards ‘57

2001 Inductees:
Katie Lunn Medley ‘94
Bill Mott ‘56
Alex Roberts '67
Amy Robertson Whitaker ‘94

2000 Inductees:
Ed Brantly ’52
Bill Teas ’50

1999 Inductees:
Rupert Colmore ’33
David Longley ’59
Andy Rutledge ’74

1998 Inductees:
George Cushman ’38
Happy Dicks ’65
Willard “Pop” Keyser ’28

1997 Inductees:
“Lefty” Bryan ’30
Chick Graning ’57
Ted Shipley ’71

1996 Inductees:
Cal James ’56
Blake Moore ’76

1995 Inductees:
Alex Guerry, Jr. ’35
Bill Johnson ’54

1994 Inductees:
Andy Anderson
Russ Faulkinberry ’46
Charley Hannah ’73

1993 Inductees:
Jimmy Brown ’64
Rob Healy ’69
Fob James ’52
Stan Lewis

1992 Inductees:
Jimmy Braddock ’79
Dave Bristol ’51
E.B. “Red” Etter
Geoff Gaberino ’80
Ellis Goodloe ’55
Brian Gottfried ’69
Zan Guerry ’67
Rufus Guthrie ’59
John Hannah ’69
Leon Hardeman ’50
Bill Healy ’42
Chip Healy ’65
“Humpy” Heywood
Herman Hickman ’28
Bob Hill ’18
Charley Moore ’62
Lew Oehmig ’35
Eddie Prokop ’41
James B. Rike
Joe Steffy ’44
Roscoe Tanner ’69
Arnold Umbach ’61
Randy Weinberg ’70
Luke Worsham