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 and in the mile run in track. Judy's first year also produced the first of six district track championships for the school. The other titles were won in 1977, 78, 79, and in 1981 when a bi-district championship was achieved, and in 1983, when an area championship advanced the track team to regional contests. In 1984 Judys basketball team won the district championship, as she completed 12 years at South Garland High School before transferring to the newly opened Naaman Forest High School where she began a 14 year tour as the girls athletic coordinator. During that time, she coached girls basketball for 13 years. At Naaman Forest Judy produced two basketball district champions, one in 1998 and another in 1999, when her team won the bi-district title. Her 1996 second place team and her 1997 third place team also qualified for the state playoffs. She also coached volleyball three years at Naaman Forest High School otherwise limiting her coaching responsibilities to basketball. In the spring of 2002 she resigned as girls athletic coordinator to complete her service to the Garland Independent School District. Judy's greatest pride in her work is that she helped to teach her athletes to be proud to be young women and to behave like young ladies. Judy is married to Gino Tamez, who has coached sports in this area for many years. Judy and Gino reside in Garland.