2002 Inductees

Judy Campbell

Judy Campbell has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding 26 years as a coach and girls athletics coordinator for the Garland Independent School District. Judy came to Garland from Royce City schools in 1976, as the first coach hired to implement the girls athletics program mandated by Title IX of federal law. During her first year Judy coached all of the girls athletic programs at South Garland High School, until a coaching staff could be hired and developed. During Judys first year as coach, Lisa McCorstin of South Garland won state championships in cross country...

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Mike Gieb

Mike Gieb has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding play as a football lineman for the Garland High School Owls in the late 1950's. Gieb was the first Owl lineman to be recognized as a prep All-America player, earning the honor in 1958. Gieb was a unanimous all-district choice as a two-way tackle as a junior and as a senior at Garland High School, while also being named to the All-Greater Dallas first team both years. As a junior he was named second team Class 3A all-state following the Owls bi-district championship season, when he averaged 10 tackles per game. As a senior Gieb had 87 unassisted tackles, averaging nearly nine per game, and 16 assists, nearly two per game.

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Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding track achievements for Garland High School in the early 1950's. In 1954 he won the state 440 with a record time of 49.0 seconds, competing in Class 2A, the highest track classification at the time. Kennedy lettered three years in track as Coach George Roach led the Owls to consecutive district championships in 1952, 53, and 54. As a junior in 1953 Kennedy won the district 440 yard dash and anchored the Owl mile relay team to first place. Both events were finished in school record times.

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Howard Shugart

Howard Shugart has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame as a veteran nominee in recognition of his outstanding football play for Garland High School in 1926 and 1927. Shugart served as captain and quarterback of both teams. The outstanding 1927 team scored 262 points in eight games and allowed only 31 points. The only game not won by the Owls was a 19 to 19 tie with Highland Park. Shugart scored a touchdown and kicked two extra points in the win over Wolfe City, 56 to 0. He intercepted a pass, returning it for a touchdown, and kicking the extra point in a victory over Celeste, 28 to 0.

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J.R. Wynne

J.R. Wynne has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding play as fullback for the Garland High School 1955 state Class 3A finalist football team. For the full season, in which the Owls won 12 games and tasted defeat only against Port Neches on the last play of the final playoff game, 20 to 14, Wynne gained 888 yards on 137 carries and scored 63 points on 10 touchdowns and three points after touchdowns. These achievements earned him first team all-district recognition. Wynne was a two-way player for the Owls, and his defensive play as a line-backer was lauded every week.

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