Five Former Lions to be Inducted at Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Luncheon May 3rd – Honoree Bios Released
Five former Brownwood Lions who distinguished themselves not only as high school athletes but also in the years since graduation will be inducted into the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions at a luncheon Friday, May 3.
Gary George, Jerry Loyd, Scottye Ratliff, Edward Robinson and Doug Young are the men selected for this year’s class.
Spike Dykes, who was Texas Tech University’s head football coach from 1986 to 1999, will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, across 10th Street from Brownwood High School.
Tickets cost $30 each, and are available at KOXE, Smith and Sharpe Insurance Agency and from Hall of Champions board members.
Gordon Wood, who coached the Brownwood Lions to seven state championships between 1960 and 1985, founded the Hall of Champions to honor outstanding athletes in his programs. Members have been inducted each year since 2000. The Hall of Champions Museum on the second floor of the Harvey House is nearing completion, and several rooms are currently open to groups by appointment.