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The 1989 Hall of Fame Inductees

HERB FERRILL Played football and was a member of two teams that went to post-season bowl games. He served as an assistant coach at UNT from 1950-68, but had his most success as the school's head golf coach. He guided the golfers to 16 conference championships beginning in 1955 and his teams placed second at the NCAA tournament in 1957 and 1963. He last team in 1983 won the Southland Conference championship.

JOE HAMILTON In just two seasons with the Eagles basketball team, Hamilton was a two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference pick who now stands as the school's No. 11-ranked career scoring leader. He is ranked in North Texas' top 10 in three single-season records.

ZEKE MARTIN As quarterback of the Eagles from 1947-50, Martin earned all-conference recognition three straight seasons. He also played on the North Texas tennis and basketball teams before playing pro football in the Canadian Football League. He later served as the mayor of Denton for two years.

WELDON LUCAS A member of the track team from 1928-31, he set an NCAA record in the 220-yard dash in 1931. Lucas also played end on the North Texas football team.

BILLY MAXWELL A three-year letterman in golf who helped anchor three consecutive NCAA championship teams in 1950-52. He also was the United States Amateur champion in 1951 and went on to play professionally on the PGA and Senior PGA tours.