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



2025 Induction Banquet details coming soon! To stay updated, check here or our Facebook page.


Hotel Information for Upcoming Induction Banquet

Our 2024 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is less than one month away, and as we near closer to April 29, the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame would like to share partner hotel information for those traveling from outside the Abilene area for the event. We have...

2024 Football Champions Celebration a Success!

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame hosted its 2nd annual Champions Celebration to commemorate the two Big Country high schools, Benjamin and Westbrook, that won football state championships during the 2022-23 season on Sunday, January 21. The reception, sponsored...

Max Williams Book Signing Event – Nov. 18, 2023

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame hosted a book signing event promoting Hall of Fame inductee Max Williams' new book, The Last Shot, on November 18, 2023. Williams, an Avoca native, now lives in the Dallas area and this recently published book chronicles Williams...

Class of 2024 Announced

Athletes and coaches who led their teams to 12 state championships in football, basketball, baseball, golf and gymnastics headline the 2024 list of inductees into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.    The 23rd annual Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame induction...

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.


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