Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame
Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Names 2019 Inductees
The Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which includes a former Major League Baseball player, beloved coach, popular stadium announcer and triple-threat athlete turned professional baseball player and coach. The inductees are:
Tony Arnold, Irving athlete
Joe Barnett, Athletic Director
Stan Cason, Irving coach and Stadium Announcer
Glenn Sullivan, Irving athlete
The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a banquet on Saturday, June 8, at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For sponsorship and/or ticket information, please contact the Irving ISD Athletic Department at 972-600-5215.
Now in its eighth year, the Irving ISD Hall of Fame is designed to honor those who have contributed to athletic excellence throughout the history of Irving ISD. To read more about this year’s honorees, see below.
Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame
The Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize achievements of Irving ISD athletes, coaches, administrators and other contributors to the accomplishments and history of the athletic programs in the Irving Independent School District. Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame may be submitted by anyone, with the exception of current IISD Board of Trustees and the Superintendent. Those nominating do not have to be residents of Irving ISD or affiliated with the district.
A nomination form is available below or through the athletic department. Any nomination received after the annual deadline will be considered the following year. If not selected for the current year, nomination forms will be held and reconsidered every year, unless the individual who submitted the application or the nominee has formally requested their application be removed from consideration for future years. A new application does not have to be provided on an annual basis.
Eligibility for Honorees:
There are three categories of honorees:
a. Athletes: Must be a graduate of an Irving ISD high school. Eligible ten years after graduation.
b. Employees of Irving ISD: Consists of coaches, teachers, administrators, or other district employees. Eligible if retired from school district or deceased.
c. Contributors: Consists of community members. Eligible at any time.
An individual that is currently an Irving ISD employee is ineligible for consideration and induction, regardless of category.
Deadline for Inductee applications will be the Friday before Spring Break. Committee Review and Selection will happen in April and the Induction Ceremony and Banquet will be held the 2nd Saturday of June. A plaque will be placed at the high school where the honoree is/was affiliated. A plaque and/or photo will eventually be placed at Irving Schools Stadium. Honorees will be given a plaque for their personal use. The honorees will also be recognized at one of the following year's home varsity football games. Irving Schools Foundation will place a gold brick paver at Legacy Brick Plaza at the main entrance of the stadium.
Application and Guidelines:
Athletic Hall of Fame Recipients:
The 2018 Class:
- Ken Dabbs, Irving coach
- Barry Knott, Nimitz athlete/Irving coach
- Don Poe, Athletic Director
- Mike Sartor, Assistant Athletic Director/Irving coach
The 2017 Class:
- Brad Knouse, MacArthur athlete
- Hobart Lytal, athletic director/MacArthur coach
- Duane Miller, Irving athlete
- Thomas Uhr, Irving coach
The 2016 Class:
- DeMarcus Faggins, Irving athlete
- Kelvin Korver, Irving athlete
- Ray Overton, MacArthur coach
- Morris Sloan, Irving athlete, Nimitz coach
The 2015 Class:
- Jim Bennett, coach
- Mike Phillips, MacArthur athlete
- Bill Rutherford, Irving athlete
- Kenny Walters, Irving athlete
The 2014 Class:
- Brandel Chamblee, MacArthur athlete
- Ruthie Lobb Davis, Irving athlete
- Aaron De La Torre, Irving athlete
- Margie Stipes, community contributor
- Randy Waldrum, MacArthur athlete
- Murphy Webster, coach
The 2013 Class:
- Michael Huff, Nimitz athlete
- Kerry Cooks, Nimitz athlete
- Joe Perryman, coach
- Anne Uhr, coach
- Joy and Ralph Ellis, community contributors
The 2012 Class:
- Akin Ayodele, MacArthur athlete
- Cedric Colby, MacArthur athlete
- Alan Lowry, Irving athlete
- David Rose, Irving athlete
- Deeanna Williams, Nimitz athlete
- Mike Farda, coach
- Bob Harrell, coach and athletic director
- Dick Lear, community contributor