Arlington Lamar (Coach)
Inducted in 2017
Coached at Arlington Lamar for 39 seasons -- from the day the school opened in 1970 to his retirement in 2010 -- and is first coach in Texas history to win 300 games at the state‘s highest level. His 309-124-6 record puts him seventh on Texas’ all-time wins list. Teams won 16 district titles in 39 years, went 13 seasons (1988-2000) without missing playoffs. Led Lamar to 5A Division II championship game in 1990, losing to Aldine, and to semifinals in 2000 and 2003. All-America baseball player at Oklahoma, got first varsity coaching job with Arlington baseball team. When Lamar opened, hired as first football coach, and coached first varsity football game in 1971.