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Swenson, Phil

Phil Swenson is a graduate of Avoca and McMurry University. He spent 36 years coaching girls basketball and track at Iraan, Wink, Garden City, Hamlin, Brownwood, Winters and Roscoe. He is a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame. As a track coach, his teams won three state championships and he was […]

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Raughton, Cindy Shelton

Cindy Shelton (Raughton) Shelton was a terrific basketball player at tiny Avoca, which also produced Hall of Famer Max Williams.  She played three years for the Wayland Baptist College Hutcherson Flying Queens that won an AAU national championship in 1960.  She was also on an all-American team that went to Russia to play in the […]

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Williams, Max

Max Williams Williams was the founder of professional basketball in Texas as well as displaying skills as a wizard of the hardwood.  He was the first prep player in Texas history to make the all-state team three years in a row.  He led Avoca to a 44-1 record and made the all-tournament team in every […]