Tagged: Hamlin

Shira, Charles

Charles Norris Shira played football at Texas A&M and West Point and later coached at Tennessee and Texas before becoming the head coach and athletic director at Mississippi State. He died at age 49 in 1976 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and the field house at Mississippi State is named for Shira.  

Bolden-Washington, Mary

Mary Bolden-Washington of Hamlin was a three-time state champion in the long jump and 4×200 relay in high school and also won gold medals at the state meet in the 200, triple jump and 4×100 relay. She was the SEC champion in the 100 as a freshman at the University of Tennessee. She then transferred […]

Rowland, Brad

Brad Rowland Rowland, who played high school football at Hamlin, still holds the career rushing record (4,437 yards) at McMurry, even though it has been more than a half century since his senior season.  He led McMurry to three Texas Conference championships and was all-conference all four years.  He caught the winning touchdown pass for […]

Jones, Johnny “Ham”

Johnny “Ham” Jones Jones was an all-around athlete at Hamlin, helping the Pied Pipers advance to the football playoffs and win state titles in track.  When he arrived at the University of Texas, he was one of three Joneses playing in the backfield, so he became Johnny “Ham” Jones because he was from Hamlin.  Although […]