We congratulate our 2020/2021 Hall of Honor Inductees and thank them for their wonderful contributions to Central Texas youth sports throughout their lifetimes. Thank you also to Jeff Power, our official videographer, for partnering with us to create the following videos, honoring our new inductees. See more of Jeff’s work here.
We invite you to attend our Hall of Honor banquet on November 2nd at the Austin Country Club to help us in recognizing these five outstanding inductees. Purchase your tickets below:
Leon Black was Head Basketball Coach at the University of Texas from 1968-76, very formative years for UT’s basketball program. During his tenure, he won two Southwest Conference Championships and recruited the first seven black student-athletes. He was inducted into UT Athletics’ Hall of Honor in 1989. Coach Black is known for his humble values and loyalty. He made a huge impact on his players – teaching life lessons as well as coaching basketball. He continued his career at UT as Assistant Athletic Director and volunteered for Texas Relays.
Dr. Newt Hasson
Newt Hasson was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2009 – the first team doctor (Westlake High School) to be so honored. He has been the team doctor for over 36 years. For his service to student-athletes, Dr. Hasson has also received the Champions of FCA award, the Contribution to Amateur Football award from the National Football Foundation, and the You Make a Difference in Eanes ISD award. He serves on the Greater Austin Chapter of the National Football Foundation and previously served on the board of directors for Texas Special Olympics, in addition to serving as their medical director.
Lloyd Morrison and Lion’s Municipal Golf Course have so closely entwined that they almost seem synonymous. Lloyd worked at Muny and Hancock golf courses for over 35 years and he is a huge part of Austin’s golf history. He developed an interest in golf at age 13. By age 17, had won the Austin Men’s City Championship, the City Jaycee Junior Tournament, finished second in the State Junior, qualified for the Texas Open, and made the cut at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. Must have fueled his enthusiasm for Junior Golf – his Junior Golf programs reached thousands of young golfers in Austin.
Barbara Scott is constantly working to improve lives in Austin – through the Colony Park Neighborhood Association, Equidad ATX, LBJ High School Campus Advisory Council, and a newly formed committee working on the redevelopment of the Travis County Expo Center. She recently assisted RBI Austin in securing 33 acres in Colony Park for baseball and softball programs and serves on the RBI Advisory Board. The City of Austin recently recognized Barbara with a proclamation during Black History Month for her work in Colony Park. The Bleu Lotus project recognized her in 2019 with a “She Wears a Crown” award.
Eddie Reese – video coming soon!
The recently-retired, now unretired Reese has led the Longhorns to 15 NCAA championships and 42 consecutive conference championships over his forty-three-year career at UT. In addition, Eddie was a three-time Head Coach of the United States Men’s Olympic Swimming Team and has received numerous awards throughout his stellar career.
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