Big Country Athletic

Hall of Fame


Location: In the Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606. Next to JC Penney in the Mall and across from the Abilene Public Library.

Mailing Address: PO Box 7076, Abilene, TX 79608

Hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sundays

Admission: $2.00

Phone Number: 325-704-1759


About Us

It is our mission to honor and preserve athletic history in the Big Country and provide college scholarships to local high school athletes.

Who Are We?

20 Years of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame was celebrated in 2021. There are over 220 members of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.

Board Members

In 2009, the Hall of Fame applied for its 501c3 status and elected a Board of Directors. Click below to view current Board Members.

Selection Info

Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame athletes must have graduated from a high school in one of the 19 counties in the Big Country surrounding Abilene.


2024 Induction Banquet coming April 29, 2024

Single Tickets, Tables and Hotel Information to be released soon!


New Display in the Museum – O’Brien Trophy Case

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame is excited to house a new piece of history inside our Museum. In 1972, the UIL held its first Six-Man football state championship game, which was won by O’Brien. 47 years ago, the O’Brien School District consolidated with Knox...

Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

The deadline to apply for one of 12 $1,000 scholarships from the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame's is fast approaching. Graduating high school seniors have until April 1 to submit their scholarship application through the Community Foundation of Abilene's website....

Champions Celebration Set for Sunday, Jan. 22

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame is thrilled to host the first annual Champions Celebration event on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm. The event, housed in the Mall of Abilene, will honor the 4 Big Country high school football teams that won state championships and...

2023 Hall of Fame Class Announced

                         For more information, contact Al Pickett, 325-668-3014    The 2023 Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame induction class is a diverse group of athletes and coaches who made their remarkable mark in...


As a 501c3 non profit organization, we rely on donations, sponsorships, memberships and fundraiser campaigns. We receive no state or federal funding.  We are so grateful to our donors and would appreciate your support.

If you would like to become a sponsor of our museum or banquet or if you would like to purchase a museum membership, please email us at and give us your name and contact information and we will get the proper person in touch with you or send you more detailed information.  You may also call the Museum between 11am and 5pm Monday through Friday at 325-704-1759 for assistance.

Your memberships directly helps us preserve athletic history in the Big Country.

I have been inducted into seven different  hall of fames, and this is the most meaningful because it is back home.

Former Baylor football coach Grant Teaff | Snyder

I had no idea of the quality and depth of the Hall of Fame until my Dad was inducted. Wow! It is very impressive and such a great venue for Abilene!

– Ron Butler, Chairman and CEO First Financial Bank, N.A. | Abilene