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13 Persons in the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame:

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Nickname(s):
Babe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like Babe Ruth. Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp. National Women's Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. World Golf Hall of Fame 1951. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver. Team Dallas Cowboys. The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Bobby Morrow

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Joe Morrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 200 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 4x100 meters relay. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1956. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1957.

Carl Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carol Lewis by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Specializing in sprint and long jump. Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Olympic Gold Medal wins. 10 World Championships medals, 8 of which were gold. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001. Jesse Owens Award 1982. Jesse Owens Award 1991. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1981.

Clyde Littlefield

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Littlefield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track and field coach, later football coach, team University of Texas. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1961. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Dick Enberg Award 1999. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1979. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Francie Larrieu Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Anne Larrieu Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 31 days before her 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The flagbearer at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for the US. Cross country and track coach at Southwestern University. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1992. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1985. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Fred Wolcott

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wolcott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdles, world records in early 1040s. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Rice Athletics Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. Snyder Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Michael Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Michael D'Andrea Carter
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 6 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Nose Tackle. Teams Southern Methodist University, San Francisco 49ers. Shot put in track meets. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2011.

Michelle Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Michelle Denee Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 11 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Make-up artist. Shot put. American best - 67 ft 8 in. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2018.

Rafer Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960. Also basketball team UCLA. Movie Licence to Kill. Helped Rosey Grier capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. California Hall of Fame 2009. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1960.

Randy Matson

Real/Birth Name:
James Randel Matson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1990. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 1988. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1967.

Stan Huntsman

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Houser Huntsman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached track at universities and Olympics. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 2000. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.
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