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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.

J. David Bristol '51

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.

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Wesley W. Cash, III '75

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.

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Jon F. Chew

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.

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Austin Clark

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. 

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David Dick '72

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.

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Dr. Robert E. "Happy" Dicks III '65

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.

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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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Russell M. Faulkinberry '46

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.

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James T. Gifford '97

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.

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Brian Gottfried '69

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.

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Alex Guerry '35

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.

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J. Pemberton "Pem" Guerry '75

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.

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John Hannah '69

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.

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Wes Hodges '03

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.

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Stephan Jaeger '08

Jaeger made history in 2016, firing a first round score of 58 and winning his first 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.

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Dr. Dan Kennedy

While there have been numerous changes across the Baylor campus over the years, there has been a singular individual in the background that can honestly be called the true VOICE of Baylor athletics – Dan Kennedy.

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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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Luke List '03

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.

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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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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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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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Lara Newberry Phillips ’05

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.

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Sloane Pitman ’09

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.

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Scott Price '74

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.

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John Reid '87

Baylor Sports Hall of Famer Austin Clark, who coached Baylor boys’ basketball for 36 years, calls John Reid ’87 one of the best basketball players and fiercest competitors he has ever coached.

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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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Eric Smith '87

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.

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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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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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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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Jim Stover

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.

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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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Tom Younger '74

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.

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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,

Use this form to nominate someone to the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame. (Deadline for nomination is May 15)


2023 Inductees:
Talia Wright Barnes '02
Abby Studer Garrison '99
Mary Catherine Vercoe Kelly '05
Dr. Dan Kennedy
Arden Pitman Meek '11
Keith Mitchell '10
John Reid '87

2022 Inductees:
Allison Mitchell Bugenske '00
Allen Carter '91
Eddie Davis
Will Hunt '89
Bill Matthews '09
Lara Newberry Phillips '05
Sloane Pitman '09
Jim Stover
Oliver Townsend '05
Zach Watson '12
Hannah Jumper Wilson '11

2021 Inductees:
Bill Anderson '71
Mark Styslinger '82
Tom Younger '74

2019 Inductees:
Chuck Coleman '89
Pat Guerry '85
Wes Hodges '03

2018 Inductees:
Stephan Jaeger '08
Scott Price '74
Brooke Pancake Rende '08

2017 Inductees:
Austin Clark
Harris English '07
May Wood Frederiksen '02
Jordan Leen '04
Luke List '03
Beth Felts Randall '04
Eric Smith '87

2016 Inductees:
Charlie Baker '57
Scotty 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