Ray Benge

RAY BENGE

Baseball letterman 1922 1923 1924 1925
SHSU Head Baseball Coach 1957 to 1968 (Won 237, Lost 102)

Coached Bearkats to six NAIA World Series appearances including the 1963 NAIA championship ... played professional baseball for Cleveland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Cincinnati organizations
 

 

 

Melvin D. Coe

MELVIN D. COE

Football letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation All-Texas 1928 1929 1930
Little All-America 1929

 

 

Coach H.O. Crawford

COACH H.O. CRAWFORD

Long time athletic administrator and coach

 

 

 

Jack Defee

JACK DEFEE

Football letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930

Starter on Sam Houston's 1930 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship team

 

 

 

Donald Gottlob

DONALD GOTTLOB

Football letterman 1950 1951 1952
NAIA All-America 1952
All-Lone Star Conference 1950 1951 1952

3,832 career passing yards ... quarterback of Sam Houston's 1952 Shrimp Bowl championship squad

 

 

 

Dewitte C. Holleman

DEWITTE C. HOLLEMAN

Baseball letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930
Basketball letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930
Accountant, business manager, and comptroller for Sam Houston for 34 years

Holleman Field, home of Sam Houston State baseball from 1948 to 2005, was named in his honor

 

Belva Jackson

BELVA JACKSON

Football letterman 1928 1929 1930

 

 

S.H. Malone

S.H. "HAP" MALONE

Head baseball coach for Sam Houston State 1949 to 1956

 

 

E. McNeil Moore, Jr.

E. McNEIL "MAC" MOORE, JR.

Football 1951 1952 1953
All-Lone Star Conference 1951 1952 1953

Ranks number two in career rushing at Sam Houston with 2,578 total yards ... scored 30 touchdowns ... led Bearkats to 1952 Shrimp Bowl and 1953 Refrigerator Bowl championships

 

 

Roy M. Needham

ROY M. NEEDHAM

Baseball letterman 1922 1923 1924

 

 

Tom Sewell

TOM SEWELL

Basketball letterman 1952 1953 1954
All-Lone Star Conference 1952 1953 1954

Ranks eighth in Bearkat baseball all-time scoring with 1,375 points ... first Bearkat to score more than 500 points in one season, leading the 1954 team with a 21.7 average