2017 TABC Hall of Fame Inductees
The selection committee for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame met during the TABC clinic in San Antonio and has announced their selections for the class of 2017:
Charlie Boggess (Coach) In 38 years of coaching, including 33 at Alamo Heights, he won 916 games, which are the most in San Antonio HS history. Coach Boggess led the Mules to the state tournament in 1988 and 1991. He is a Past President of TABC.
Daniel Ewing (Player) Daniel was a three year starter for Coach Ronnie Courtney at Willowridge HS, 1999-2001. He was instrumental in helping the Eagles to a 75-1 record, including a 62 game winning streak and back to back state championships. He was selected Mr. Basketball in 2001 by TABC.
Will Flemons (Player), Paducah HS. Will was a four year starter at Paducah HS. During his four years, Paducah went 127-7 and made three state tournaments, including back to back state championships in 1987 and 1988. He was named Class A Player of the Year in 1988.
Fred Griffin (Coach) Brownsboro HS. Coach Griffin has over 1000 wins, with 855 of those wins 33 years at Brownsboro HS. He led Brownsboro to the state tournament 4 times and to the state play-offs 28 times.
Charles Hearne (Coach) He coached boys and girls at Huckabay, Dublin, Graford and Mineral Wells for 30 years. In 1972 he led the Huckabay girls to a Class B state-runner-up and the boys to a state championship, with a combined 48-1 record. He led the Graford boys to state semi-finals in ‘82 and ‘88. His career record was 995-333.
Mike Martin (Coach) Coached at Hermleigh, Lakeview, Farwell, Sudan, Amarillo, Westlake, Snyder, Vista Ridge, and John Paul II and has compiled 824 wins. His teams have won two state championships, four regional finals, 18 district championships, had an undefeated season (39-0), and a 63 game winning streak.
Eddie Nelson (Coach) During 36 years at Bay City, Coach Nelson won 745 games which included 16 district championships, 13 bi-district championships, 12 area championships, 5 regional championships and a State Championship.
Annette Smith-Knight (Player) Annette was a first team All-State player for the Bay City Black Cats in 1980 and 1981. After graduating, she attended the University of Texas where she led them in scoring became a two-time All-American.
This deserving group of Texas legends will be inducted during the 2017 TABC clinic in San Antonio on Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 pm. To nominate coaches, players and contributors to be considered for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, send information to the TABC office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (TABC, PO Box 2886, Sugar Land, TX, 77487). The committee will meet again in May to select the class of 2018 so you have plenty of time. The more information, the better. Congratulations class of 2017.