Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hall of Fame...

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, pictured above, is located in Waco, Texas, and houses not only the TEXAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME but also the the TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME. From golfing's Ben Hogan, to baseball's Nolan Ryan, to NFL greats like Roger Staubach and Bob Lilly, and boxing's Jack Johnson, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is a must see for any sports enthusiast.

Masonic Home Coach Rusty Russell has been honored by his induction in both the Texas High School Sports Hall of Fame as well as The Texas Sports Hall of Fame and has been joined there by many of his ex-players. In fact of the 250 placed in the Texas High School Hall of Fame, over almost 100 years of high school football, 11 were players of Coach Russell's at the high school or college level. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame has 304 inductees and of those, 7 played for Coach Russell in either high school or college , and in several cases, both. Many legendary Texas football greats like The Masonic Home's Dewitt Coulter and Ray Coulter, Scott McCall, Bill Stages and Allie White are inductees. Some of Coach Russell's college players are also inductees, including Ed Bernet, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Bill Forrester, Forrest Gregg, and Kyle Rote among others.

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame will open a new exhibit honoring a few of Texas High School Great Coaches, Players and Teams from the past, and Coach Russell was honored by being chosen as one of the new exhibitions to open this summer. The Hall of Fame is a beautiful facility on the edge of the campus of Baylor University and very convenient to I-35 . The curators have done an excellent job of putting together a wonderful sports history for the State of Texas, including a new exhibition on the old Southwest Conference, complete with video, audio and excellent memorabilia from the Colleges in the old Southwest Conference.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a very wonderful influence on many players, orphans and students. Well-deserved honor!

April 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Old Fashioned Kitty said...

Thanks for the information, I am needing to take a trip to Waco and will definitely stop by!

May 8, 2010 at 6:31 AM  

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