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Texas A&M University-Commerce announces 2011 Hall of Fame class

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The Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Department has announced the five members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class, inducted on Saturday, Oct. 22. 

In addition three former graduates have been named as the 2011 Bobby Fox Coaching Award winners.

The five newest Hall of Fame inductees are Phil Andrews (men’s basketball), Patti Bean (women’s tennis), Dr. Dorothy Ingram (meritorious service), Mickey Martin (men’s tennis) and Eddie Vowell (football). The newest Lion Hall of Fame members have each played a vital role in helping East Texas State and A&M-Commerce establish a rich history of tradition and excellence.

The three Bobby Fox Coaching Award winners are Homer B. Johnson, long-time coach and athletic director at Garland Independent School District, Greg Priest, the head men’s golf coach at Baylor University and Greg Williams, the head men’s track and field coach at Lancaster High School. In addition, the late Dwight White will be honored as a member of the 2011 Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor.

As is customary, events related to the Hall of Fame took place Homecoming weekend in Commerce, beginning with a Hall of Fame reception Friday, Oct. 21 at The Club in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

The following morning was both a Hall of Fame Member’s Only brunch and a Sikes Boys brunch located in the Sam Rayburn Student Center. Following the brunch, a tailgate was held in the east lot of Memorial Stadium honoring the Sikes Boys, leading up to the Homecoming football game against Angelo State at 2 p.m. The Hall of Fame inductees were recognized at halftime, with the Sikes Boys and the 1991 football team being recognized following the first and third quarters, respectively.

Following the game, the Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony was held the night of Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn Student Center. The banquet began at 7 p.m. with the Hall of Fame selections being formally inducted. 

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