SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) is proud to announce nine new members into its
2013 class of inductees for the newly reinitiated Southwest Conference Hall of Fame: Jay Arnette
(Texas), Bob Brock (Texas A&M), Frank Broyles (Arkansas), Rick Bullock (Texas Tech), Trevor Cobb
(Rice), Jerry Mallett (Baylor), Gene Phillips (SMU), Tom Tellez (Houston) and Frank Windegger
The Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
There will be an induction ceremony and luncheon recognizing the first class to be inducted since
1995 on Monday, October 28, at 11:30 AM in Dallas at the Doubletree Hotel, Campbell Center.
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The inductees include:
Jay Arnette of University of Texas
Jay Arnette was a two-sport star at the University of Texas. He was an All-Southwest Conference
outfielder on the baseball team and an All-SWC and All-American guard for the basketball team.
He led the UT baseball team to SWC titles in 1958 and 1960 and led the basketball team to the
1960 SWC crown and the NCAA Sweet 16. Arnette was also a member of the 1960 Olympic
team that won a gold medal and he played in the NBA for the Cincinnati Royals.
Bob Brock of Texas A&M University
Bob Brock was the head softball coach at Texas A&M from 1982 to 1996. Six times he directed
teams to the College World Series, winning national titles in 1982, 1983 and 1987 and finishing as
runner-up in 1984 and 1986. He ranks among the winningest NCAA Division I active softball head
Frank Broyles of Univesity of Arkansas
Frank Broyles served as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas from 1958 to 1976.
He was also Athletic Director at Arkansas from 1974 until his retirement in 2007. Broyles coached
the Razorbacks to seven Southwest Conference championships and two Cotton Bowl Classic
wins. His 1964 team was proclaimed national champions and to date, is the last Razorback team
to go undefeated and untied in a season. He still holds the record for most wins by a head coach
in the history of Arkansas football.
Rick Bullock of Texas Tech University
Rick Bullock, is one of the greatest players in Texas Tech basketball history. Bullock ranks in the
top three in four major categories: points, rebounds, blocked shots and field goal percentage. He
was named All-Southwest Conference each of his four years as a Red Raider and was drafted in
the fourth round of the 1976 NBA draft.
Trevor Cobb of Rice University
Trevor Cobb played running back for the Rice Owls football team from 1989 to 1993. As a junior he
amassed 1,692 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns, won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's
best running back and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. In his four college
seasons, he rushed for 4,948 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Jerry Mallett of Baylor University
Jerry Mallett was a two-sport star at Baylor University, earning All-American honors in both
baseball and basketball. He is a member of Baylor’s All-Centennial Basketball Team and was a
standout center fielder in baseball. Mallett was named first-team All-SWC in 1955 and 1957. He
was the Syracuse Nationals’ fourth-round pick in the 1957 NBA Draft, but instead he opted for
baseball and signed with the Boston Red Sox that same year.
Gene Phillips of Southern Methodist University
Gene Phillips ranks second in SMU basketball history with 1,932 career points. Phillips averaged
26.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during his three-season career. The three-time SWC
Player of the Year was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1971 NBA Draft and played two
seasons with the ABA’s Dallas Chaparrals.
Tom Tellez of University of Houston
Tom Tellez served 22 seasons as the Head Coach for Track & Field at the University of Houston,
producing some of the greatest performers in the history of the sport. He led the Cougars to the
1977 and 1978 Southwest Conference men’s indoor championships. Houston also won the 1983,
1984 and 1987 SWC women’s indoor titles and the 1984 and 1990 SWC outdoor championships
under his direction.
Frank Windegger of Texas Christian University
Frank Windegger spent 45 years as a TCU athlete, Coach and Athletic Director. He played football
and baseball for the Frogs before graduating in 1957. He started out as assistant ticket manager
and baseball coach and served TCU in various capacities until being named Athletic Director in
1975. He retired in 1998 after serving the 23 years as the Frogs' A.D.
“What a great group of individuals to include in this Hall of Fame,” said TSHOF President Carroll
Dawson. “Without a doubt, these are some of the great names of the SWC. We are delighted that
the Texas Sports Hall of Fame can honor former Southwest Conference greats, both publicly and
within the museum.”
The Southwest Conference Hall of Fame will now be one of four separate halls of fame housed
within the confines of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s physical structure. They include the Texas
High School Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
and now, the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Media interviews with the inductees will be available before and after the luncheon.