Tagged: Abilene High

Warren, Steve

Steve Warren led Abilene High to the Class 5A Division II 2009 state football championship. He compiled a record of 175-68 in 19 seasons at AHS from 1996-2014 as the school’s all-time leader in wins. His career coaching record is 190-82, which included stints at Wall and Rotan. Abilene High hadn’t been to the state playoffs […]

Oates, Mark

Mark Oates, a 1981 graduate of Abilene High, is the most decorated gymnast in Abilene history and is the first gymnast selected to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. He won the Class 5A state all-around championship in 1981. He was then a three-time all-American in gymnastics at the University of Oklahoma. He won […]

Jones, Ellis

Ellis Jones (deceased) played football at Abilene High from 1939-41. He then played guard and linebacker at Tulsa where he was a first-team all-American and played for the College All-Stars in their annual game against the defending NFL champion Chicago Bears in 1944. He then played one year for the Boston Yankees in the NFL, accomplishing […]

Thomas, John

John Thomas was an all-state nose guard and offensive lineman for the 1954 state championship football team at Abilene High. He led the team in tackles. Abilene coach Chuck Moser once called him the best player he ever coached. He originally went to Allen Academy in Bryan, which was a prep school for Texas A&M. He […]

Green, Fred

Fred Green was an all-state punter and all-state end in 1955 at Abilene High and an all-state baseball player as well. He still holds the record for most doubles and the most RBIs in the state baseball tournament. He played on state championship football teams in 1954 and 1955 at Abilene High and the Eagles’ state […]

Lineweaver, Steve

Steve Lineweaver was a graduate of Abilene High. As a coach he complied a 258-43-2 record with four state football titles at Commerce and Euless Trinity. He won district 18 times and at the time of his retirement, he was tied with G.A. Moore, behind Phil Danaher of Calallen, for most playoff wins with 65. […]

Forkerway, Trey

Trey Forkerway was a three-sport letterman for three years in football, basketball and baseball at Abilene High. He signed to play baseball at Oklahoma and then transferred to Texas Tech, where he was an all-Southwest Conference infielder in 1992 and 1993. He played professional baseball for seven years, including four seasons in the minors for […]

Sibley, Dr. William (Dub)

Dr. William (Dub) Sibley played football at Abilene High and Texas A&M. He was an all-Southwest Conference linebacker and center in 1941 and still holds the conference record for interceptions by a linebacker. As a Marine, he fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. A highly respected Abilene physician, he served […]

Blackwood, James

James Blackwood was a member of Abilene High’s 1959 state championship track team. He won the district and regional championships in the 880 and placed second in the state meet and ran on the mile relay. He received a track scholarship from Abilene Christian and ran on the Wildcats’ distance medley relay team that was […]

Millerman, Jim

Jim Millerman was a member of Abilene High teams that won two state championships in the same calendar year. In the spring of 1954, he ran on the Eagles’ sprint relay team that won a gold medal at the state track meet and recorded the fastest time in the nation. Abilene High won the team […]