Tagged: Stamford


Mills, Jack

A.J. (Jack) Mills Jr., was valedictorian and a co-captain quarterback on Gordon Wood’s first state championship team at Stamford in 1955. After graduating with two degrees from Oklahoma, he became an assistant athletic director at the University of Colorado in 1965-66. He is now in private law practice in Boulder, Colorado, specializing in representation of […]


Wartes, Larry

Larry Wartes will be inducted posthumously. He was an assistant to Gordon Wood on two state championship teams at Stamford. He then replaced Wood as the Bulldogs’ head football coach and won two more state titles in 1958 and 1959. His football coaching record was 97-47-4 at Stamford and Hereford. He was all-Border Conference in […]


Anderson, Bill

Bill Anderson, who was born in Erath County, had a coaching career that spanned more than 50 years, including stops at Stamford, Rising Star, South Taylor, Graham, Palestine, Riviera, Hereford, Abilene Christian, West Texas State, Cisco Junior College, Howard Payne and Tarleton State. The football stadium in Stamford was recently dedicated and renamed Bill Anderson […]

Larry Dippel

Dippel, Larry

Larry Dippel played on the ‘58 state championship team at Stamford, then played for Hall of Famer, legendary Sam Baugh, at Hardin-Simmons. He was the head coach at Hereford from 1971-74 before becoming the head football coach at Amarillo High. Dippel led the Sandies to 222 wins and 23 playoff appearances until his retirement in […]

McClellen, Mike

Mike McClellan McClellan played on Stamford’s state championship football teams of 1955 and 1956 and was a member of the Bulldogs’ state championship track team in 1957.  He was a two-time all-state halfback and a state champion in the 100, 220 and long jump.  He was an academic all-American at Oklahoma where he played for […]

Sitton, Ted

Ted Sitton Sitton grew up in Stamford and was the quarterback on Abilene Christian University’s only unbeaten, untied team that won the Refrigerator Bowl in 1950.  He was an assistant coach on ACU’s two national championship teams in 1973 and 1977 and was the head coach at ACU from 1978-84.  He also coached at Graham […]

Harrison, Bob

Bob Harrison Harrison played for legendary coach and fellow Big Country Hall of Famer, Gordon Wood, at Stamford.  He was honored as the nation’s top lineman in 1958 at Oklahoma and was among the top vote getters for the Heisman Trophy as a senior.  He played nine years in the NFL with the San Francisco […]

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Wood, Gordon

Gordon Wood Wood was a 1934 graduate of Wylie High School.  He began his coaching career at Rule in 1940.  His coaching journey included stops at Roscoe, Seminole, Winters, Stamford, and Victoria before taking a job at Brownwood in 1960.  When he finally retired as the Lions’ head football coach in 1985, Wood had won […]

Coody, Charles

Charles Coody Coody, a graduate of Stamford High School, made his mark in golf.  His crowning achievement came in 1971 when he won the coveted green jacket as champion of the Masters golf tournament.  He owns three career PGA Tour wins and five Senior PGA Tour victories.  Coody developed Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene.  He […]