1994 Inductees

Sam Brady

Samuel D. Brady has been actively involved with Pony Baseball since 1961, and as Region Director for Northeast Texas, West Texas, and Oklahoma since 1978, he has led in the tremendous growth of the youth baseball program. He initially served as a Pony Baseball team coach for seven years, 1961-1967, and in 1968 was president of the North Garland Pony League and business manager for the district championship team. Sam became a Garland/Dallas Area Director for Pony Baseball in 1968, and in 1972 he advanced to become the Section Director for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Bill Gray

Dr. G. W. (Bill) Gray played as the starting left guard for Texas A&M in the Southwest Conference in 1944 and 1945. Army duty during WWII interrupted Bill's football play, following his being a starting guard on the A&M freshman team in 1941. In 1944 when Bill - heralded as "Bullet Bill" - again was playing and a starting guard, the Aggie football team won seven games and lost four contests. In 1945, his second season as a starting guard, the Cadet eleven was victorious in six tilts, while losing four games. As a junior at Garland High School in 1939, Bill was the top vote getter for first team all-district tackle.

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Ronnie Rogers

Dr. Ronald (Ronnie) Rogers was a starting guard for the Baylor University football team in the Southwest Conference for three years, 1961-1963. In 1961 he started as the left guard for the Bears, after playing on the Baylor Cubs team as a freshman in 1959 and being red-shirted for the 1960 season. The Bruins in 1961 posted a 5-5 record in post-season play defeated Utah State, 24 to 9, in the Gotham Bowl in New York City. Ronnie in 1962 received All-Southwest Conference honorable mention recognition, as the Baylor team won four games and lost six.

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Tommy Watkins

Tommy Watkins, head football coach at Lakeview Centennial High School, during his coaching career has guided teams to the most victories of any active Class 5A football coach in Texas. For his career, he has recorded 271 wins, 113 losses, and eight ties, for a winning mark of 70.2%. Since coming to Lakeview Centennial in 1987, Tommy's football teams have won 47 games, lost 27, and had one tie. His 63.3% winning record at Lakeview Centennial is the fifth highest among all past and present Garland high school football coaches. During his seven years as the Patriot head coach, he has fielded two district champion teams and a total of four playoff teams.

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