Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Ray Coulter

Ray Coulter

Fort Worth Masonic Home High School


Inducted in 1997

Considered one of the state’s premier ends, Coulter teamed with younger brother DeWitt Coulter to lead coach Rusty Russell’s Masonic Home squad to a perfect 9-0 regular season in 1940, when they outscored their opponents 142-6 before being disqualified from the playoffs for using an ineligible player.. In a 7-6 win over Fort Worth Poly, he recovered a fumble to set up the Masons’ only touchdown and then kicked the decisive extra point. He also was dominant in the North’s 14-0 win in the coaches’ all-star game, finishing the day’s scoring by tackling a South runner for a safety. He played briefly at SMU before an injury and military service ended his football career. Coulter died on June 16, 1994, at age 72.