It is not an overstatement to call Bill Anderson ’71 the athlete that laid a foundation for the tradition of excellence in distance running that Baylor has been known for in the decades since his graduation.
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.
Andy Anderson came to Baylor from Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in 1948. He taught Latin, served as head of the foreign language department, and coached both golf and soccer.
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.
Braddock is the all-time scoring leader for Baylor and for Chattanooga area prep schools. Braddock was ranked the number four high school guard in the country and averaged over 35 points per game during his senior year. He was also named to the McDonald's Prep All-America Basketball Team in 1979.
When asked to name the greatest golfer he had ever coached, longtime Baylor golf coach Andy Anderson did not hesitate to give the label to Ed Brantly.
Dave has been a major league manager with the Cincinnati Reds (1966-69), the Milwaukee Brewers (1970-72), the Atlanta Braves (1976-77), and the San Francisco Giants (1978-80). He has also held coaching positions with the Montreal Expos, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Cincinnati Reds.
While at Baylor, Jim Brown earned 13 varsity letters in soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, and track.
As a senior at Baylor, Lefty Bryan was ranked fourth in the nation in junior tennis, and he was captain of the tennis team for three years. He earned varsity letters in tennis, football, basketball, and baseball.
Allison Mitchell Bugenske enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame in 2022 as arguably the best female soccer player in Baylor history.
Alan Carmichael '82 is one of the best baseball players Baylor has produced, and was a teammate of many more players who may appear in this Hall of Fame someday.
Baylor’s Most Valuable Player in 1990, Carter led the Raiders to a District 6AAA championship as Baylor went undefeated in league play, the first team to do so since the 1970s.
A three sport letterman in football, track, and wrestling, Butch Carter was known for his courage and tenacity as a Baylor athlete.
Wes Cash was undefeated in both singles and doubles play in his four years at Baylor, winning at least 120 matches. He also won seven state championships—singles, doubles, and team—as a Baylor junior and took the USTA Interscholastic doubles title (with Pem Guerry '75) in his senior year.
Jon Chew began his teaching and coaching career at Baylor in 1974 at age 24, two months after he was diagnosed with cancer and given only six months to live. He passed away in 1990 while still in service to Baylor.
Austin Clark enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame a few months before beginning his 36th season as the head basketball coach at Baylor, a tenure that currently ranks second among head coaches in Baylor’s history.
Chuck Coleman ’89, a three-year boarder from Lake Wylie, SC, was the best tennis player on the best tennis team in the state in 1988 and 1989, his junior and senior years at Baylor.
Rupert Colmore, Jr. was an All-City football and basketball player at Baylor who later starred at the University of the South at Sewanee.
He is remembered especially for the 1937 Mid-South track meet where, in a span of 90 minutes, George won the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash, the 440-run, and ran the anchor leg on the winning 880-yard relay team.
By the end of his Baylor career, Frahn had several city and six school rushing records. In his senior year, he scored 154 points and rushed 264 times for 1,559 yards. He had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, finishing with 3,867 career rushing yards, including six 200-yard games.
Eddie Davis served as head athletic trainer at Baylor for 32 years.
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.
David Dick's athletic ability took him in many directions at Baylor, where he co-captained both the football and basketball teams. Also captain of the school's outstanding tennis team, David was a three-time USTA National Interscholastic doubles champion with three different partners.
Happy was a consummate student-athlete, earning both academic and athletic honors throughout his career. In addition to being on the Honor Roll, he was named to All-City, All-Tournament, and All-Mid-South teams in baseball, football, and basketball on numerous occasions. Happy also participated on the track and wrestling teams, and he graduated as a Captain in Baylor's military program.
In his Baylor career, Doug won the Chip Healy Best Offensive Lineman Award, the TSSAA Regional Best Wrestler Award, the Luke Worsham Leadership Award, the Special Faculty Commendation Award, and the Ted Nelson Best Athlete Award
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.
A boarding student from Shawmut, Alabama, Edgar Edwards made a name for himself as a multi-sport athlete and as a campus and military leader.
leader on the course and campus while at Baylor, English played on three state championship golf teams for the Raiders, was the individual state champion in 2005, and runner-up in 2006.
Coach Etter is the winningest High School Football Coach in Tennessee with a 324-106-14 record.
With Gene as varsity baseball head coach since 1975, Baylor teams have won 746 games, with state championships in 2003 and 2006, and twice were runners-up.
Russ was a three-year Baylor student from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. While at the school, he excelled in football, basketball, and track. He was named to the All-City and All-Mid-South football teams for each of his three years and was named first team tackle on the All-Southeastern Prep Football team during his final year at Baylor.
When he wasn't playing football or basketball, Buddy applied his considerable athletic talent to varsity tennis, track, and golf. He lettered three consecutive years in golf as a member of the team that claimed Mid-South Championships in 1944, 1945, and 1946.
While at Baylor, May Wood Frederiksen was a member of four state championship golf teams during the Raiders' historic 16-year streak of state titles. She was also the state's first three-time individual champion.
Geoff was part of the U.S. Olympic world-record-setting 800-meter freestyle relay team in 1984, for which he was awarded a gold medal.
In 1994 (the second consecutive year the cross country team won the title), Jamey finished second at the TSSAA state cross country championships, breaking the old course record. The next year he won, setting a new record. And, as a senior he won yet again, shaving a full twelve seconds off his time.
While at Baylor, Ellis was the second fastest high school sprinter in the nation. He has now held the Baylor 100-yard dash record of 9.75 seconds for over 40 years.
Brian's tournament wins are numerous and impressive and include the following doubles championships with partner Raul Ramirez: World Championship of Tennis, 1975, U.S. Pro Championship, 1975, U.S. Indoor Championship, 1975 and 1978, French Open, 1975 and 1977, and Wimbledon, 1976.
Chick Graning, a standout running back and punt returner, was a two-time High School All-American and captain of the football team. He was also a member of the varsity basketball, baseball, track, and wrestling teams.
Alex graduated from Baylor in 1935 as the class valedictorian and was a four –time recipient of the Jo Conn Guild Medal for highest academic average. He was a member of both the varsity basketball team and the 1935 Mid-South Champion tennis team.
At Baylor, Zan played varsity football, basketball, and tennis. He was captain of the Baylor netters from 1965-67 and was Mid-South Tennis Champion from 1962-67.
Ranked among the top four in the nation at ages 12 and 14, Pem won the Southern Singles Tennis Championships in the 12, 14, 16, and 18-year-old divisions. He claimed every title that could be had during his Baylor years, including singles and doubles in the Rotary, District, Regional, State, and National Interscholastic tournaments. Pem's individual records have yet to be matched.
Retired Baylor coach Park Lockrow says this about Pat Guerry ’85, “If I were asked to build a program around any one player who I coached, it would, without question, be Pat Guerry."
"In his three short years at Baylor, Rufe has made many friends and his presence has been felt on the gridiron, the mat, the diamond, and in Mr. Hitt's classroom."
Charley Hannah, a native of Albertville, Alabama, graduated from Baylor in 1973. He was a member of the Letterman's Club and garnered All-City and All-State awards in football and All-City honors in track.
David Hannah was All-State and All-Southern as a Baylor offensive lineman. He and his teammates took second and first in the state during his varsity years.
Sports Illustrated called John Hannah "The Best Offensive Lineman of All Time" in 1981 and listed him as a member of the "All-Time Dream Team" in 1992. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
In addition to blazing down the football field, Leon was a basketball starter (known as the "little giant") and a key member of one of Baylor's best baseball teams (the 1950 annual said: Hardeman and Haygood ought to write a book on how to play baseball.")
Rob Healy graduated from Baylor in 1969. While at Baylor, he excelled in football, wrestling, and track.
Bill Healy was captain of both the varsity football and varsity basketball teams. Bill also played varsity baseball and was a member of the varsity track and swimming teams.
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.
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."
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
Bob Hill had a distinguished career at Baylor, both as a student and later as a faculty member and coach.
Hall of Fame baseball coach Gene Etter calls Wes Hodges ’03 “possibly the best player I ever coached,” which is pretty high praise from the man who skippered the Baylor baseball program for 41 years.
Will Hunt '89 attended Baylor for six years, a stretch that saw the Red Raiders win the state swimming and diving championship every year.
Jaeger made history in 2016, firing a first round score of 58 and winning his first Web.com Tour event with a record 72-hole score of 250, an amazing 30 strokes under par, at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California.
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.
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.
Bill lettered in varsity football, basketball, and track and was an All City and All Mid South selection for football.
Kurt Keene started and lettered in three Baylor sports.
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.
A three-sport athlete during his years at Baylor, Rusty Kidd was a standout in each endeavor he undertook whether it was football, basketball, or track.
Jordan Leen was Baylor’s first four-time state champion, winning titles in four different weight classes from 2001 to 2004.
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.
Luke List was a four-time All-State golfer during his years at Baylor. A member of three state championship teams (1999-2001) and four region champions, List was the individual state champion in both his junior and senior years.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Matthews '09 enters the Hall of Fame as a 10-time state champion for Baylor’s cross country and track and field teams.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Mott was an all-around athlete who had served as captain of nearly every varsity team by the time he graduated in 1956.
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.
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.
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.
Phillips led the Raiders to three consecutive state softball championships, 2003-2005, and set a record for most doubles in the state tournament in 2004. She was an All-State performer three times. Her stellar volleyball play, however, earned her a scholarship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Sloane Pitman '09 enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as a seven-time state champion swimmer, three titles as an individual and four more as a relay team member, and a winner of five titles at the Eastern High School Championships.
Scott Price '74 enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as one of a vanishing breed – the multi-sport athlete – and is quickly remembered by his peers as perhaps the best athlete in each sport he played.
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.
It’s hard to imagine a high school student garnering the number of athletic accolades that Beth Felts Randall, a part of ten state championships, did during her years at Baylor.
A testament to Bill Ransom's contributions to the three sports at which he excelled, all but one of the teams he participated on achieved Mid-South championship titles.
The records Brooke Pancake Rende ’08 established on the golf course during her years at Baylor are certainly enough to earn her a place in the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame, but the history-making accolades continued to come even after her graduation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In her senior year at Baylor, Ashley co-captained the varsity volleyball team that won the Division II State Championship and made the All-Tournament team.
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.
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.
Eric Smith was the patient and strong leader of the Baylor offense during some of the most exciting times in the basketball program’s history, culminating in the school’s appearance at the State Final Four, ten years before the TSSAA split into public and private school divisions.
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.
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.
Known mostly as a crafty right-handed pitcher but also an exceptional hitter, Scotty's Baylor career stats include a 20-7 record and 2.39 ERA.
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.
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.
While at Baylor, Joe compiled an impressive record and earned 13 Baylor letters in five different sports.
Taking over from the founder of the Baylor swim program, Hall of Fame member Stanley Lewis, Stover quickly catapulted the program onto the national scholastic swimming scene.
Mark Styslinger ’82 is inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame as one of the school’s two two-time TSSAA boys’ singles tennis champions (as of 2021).
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.
A tremendous all-around athlete while at Baylor, Bill Teas made his strongest mark in football, where he was captain and MVP as a senior.
Oliver Townsend '05 was a member of the Baylor boys’ track team that won the state championship in 2002 and one of the most decorated and successful male runners in the school’s history.
While Arnold played varsity football, varsity soccer, and varsity baseball at Baylor, he excelled particularly as a pitcher.
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
Since 1973 Roger's name has been linked with Baylor's outstanding swimming and diving program.
Baylor’s only, and one of Tennessee’s two, five-time state wrestling champions, Zach Watson '12 was an easy pick for the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
Retired Baylor track coach and Hall of Fame member Bill McMahan ’67 says plainly that Hannah Jumper Wilson '11 was easily the best female runner in Baylor’s history.
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.
A five-year letterman and team captain for three years, Tom Younger ’74 is inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame perhaps as one of the most valuable swimmers in the storied history of the sport at Baylor.
To learn more about the Baylor School Sports Hall of Fame or to nominate an outstanding former Baylor athlete or coach, please contact Melissa Love Snyder '90, Director of Alumni Affairs, Email Melissa
Use this form to nominate someone to the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame. (Deadline for nomination is May 15)
SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Allison Mitchell Bugenske '00
Allen Carter '91
Will Hunt '89
Bill Matthews '09
Lara Newberry Phillips '05
Sloane Pitman '09
Oliver Townsend '05
Zach Watson '12
Hannah Jumper Wilson '11
Bill Anderson '71
Mark Styslinger '82
Tom Younger '74
Chuck Coleman '89
Pat Guerry '85
Wes Hodges '03
Stephan Jaeger '08
Scott Price '74
Brooke Pancake Rende '08
Harris English '07
May Wood Frederiksen '02
Jordan Leen '04
Luke List '03
Beth Felts Randall '04
Eric Smith '87
Charlie Baker '57
Scotty Smith '89
Lee Dyer '77
H. King Oehmig '69
Archie H. Smith '84
Alan Carmichael '82
Douglas M. Dyer '78
James T. Gifford '95
William A. McMahan '67
Stewart B. Smith '01
Robert I. Laugherty '82
Kelli Howard Smith '95
Schaack Van Deusen '61
W. David Hannah '75
Kurt Keene '96
Andrea Shipley '99
David Dick '72
Wendy Oakes '90
Susan Harrelson Ross '91
Pem Guerry '75
Greg Smith '84
Roger Vredeveld '79
Frahn D'Anjou '93
Buddy Fisher '46
Wesley Cash ‘75
Marc Lyle ‘80
Melissa Nott Davis ‘93
Rusty Kidd ‘65
Bill Ransom ‘57
Butch Carter ‘57
Edgar Edwards ‘57
Katie Lunn Medley ‘94
Bill Mott ‘56
Alex Roberts '67
Amy Robertson Whitaker ‘94
Ed Brantly ’52
Bill Teas ’50
Rupert Colmore ’33
David Longley ’59
Andy Rutledge ’74
George Cushman ’38
Happy Dicks ’65
Willard “Pop” Keyser ’28
“Lefty” Bryan ’30
Chick Graning ’57
Ted Shipley ’71
Cal James ’56
Blake Moore ’76
Alex Guerry, Jr. ’35
Bill Johnson ’54
Russ Faulkinberry ’46
Charley Hannah ’73
Jimmy Brown ’64
Rob Healy ’69
Fob James ’52
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
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