2020 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
For Immediate Release:
Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame to net eight new members in 2020
SUGAR LAND, Texas,–July 16, 219 — The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) today announced the Class of 2020 for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame. The class consists of four former standout players and four legendary coaches. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in San Antonio, during the TABC Clinic.
The players that will be added are: Bill Doty, Erin Grant, Stacy Stephens and Robert Zamora. These players participated in the State Tournament a combined 13 times, winning six state championships. The coaches that will be joining are: Carl Allen, Buddy Hawkins, Ken Loyd, and Samantha Morrow. Cumulatively, These coaches made 76 play-off appearances and won 11 state championships.
“These players and coaches in the Class of 2020 are among the best of the best,” said TABC Executive Director Rick Sherley. “They exemplify excellence both on and off the court, resulting in positive impacts on their school and Texas high school basketball.”
Information about TABC, the Texas high School Basketball Hall of Fame and the TABC Clinic is available at www .tabchoops.org.
Class of 2020 for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame
Carl Allen, Coach: Boys head coach at Waskom and Sabine High Schools. His teams won 714 games. He led his teams .to 14 playoff appearances, 12 District Championships, four State Tournament appearances and two State Championships at Sabine in 1980 and 1981. The 1981 team went undefeated with a 34-0 record .
Bill Doty, Player: Clear Creek High School, was a three-year starter for legendary coach George Carlisle. He helped lead the Wildcats to three consecutive State Tournament appearances in 1960, 1961and 1962. During that span, the Wildcats compiled a 109-10 record. He averaged more than 24 ppg as a senior and collected more than 1,100 rebounds during his career.
Erin Grant, Player: Graduated from Mansfield High School in 2002 after leading them to four consecutive State Championships in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. She is the only Texas High School player to win four straight State Championships. She was named Miss Texas Basketball in 2002. She was named first team All-State all four years while leading them to a 145-6 record.
Buddy Hawkins, Coach: He was the head girls’ coach at Winnsboro High School for 29 years. His teams won more than 800 games, and made 21 playoff appearances in 29 years. He led them to 14 consecutive District Championships, 12 State Tournament berths and three-straight State Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Ken Loyd, Coach: A head boys’ basketball coach for more than 40 years with coaching stints at Huntington and Avinger High Schools. He won 851games during his career, which included a State Championship at Huntington in 1974 and two State Championships at Avinger in 1977 and 1996. He served as President of TABC in 1981-82.
Samantha Morrow, Coach: The head girls’ basketball coach at Mansfield, Summitt and South Grand Prairie High Schools. With more than 600 wins, her teams made 18 playoff appearances in 19 years, won 10 District Championships, and won four consecutive State Championships at Mansfield in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. She led Summitt to the State Semifinals in 2007 and led S. Grand Prairie HS to the Reginal Finals in 2017.
Stacy Stephens, Player: Played at Winnsboro High School, where she led the Lady Raiders to three consecutive State Tournament appearances in 1998, 1999 and 2000, including two State Championships in 1999 and 2000. She was named All-State three times and All-State Tournament three consecutive years.
Robert C. Zamora, Player: Led South San Antonio High School to three consecutive State Tournament appearances in 1959, 1960 and 1961. The 1961team won the State Championship with a 31-4 record. He was named All-State and All-State Tournament in 1960 and 1961. He led the city in scoring during his senior by averaging more than 25 ppg. He tied a State Tournament record by making 17 free throws in a game.