Athletics News


ROY JOHNSON He not only was the star center on the Eagles’ football team from 1937-40, but he also was the school’s senior class president. He went on to become athletic director and head football coach at Bryan Air Force Base.

WALT PARKER He lettered twice in football and played on one Lone Star Conference championship team in 1939. He went on to become a longtime game official in the NFL and also served as athletic director and head football coach at Denton High School.

JIM EAGLE A four-time letter winner in football from 1946-50, he played in two post-season bowl games including the 1946 Optimist Bowl and the 1947 Salad Bowl. He was voted all-Lone Star Conference as a junior and all-Gulf Coast Conference as a senior. He was also selected as honorable mention Little All-America in 1950.

JAMES BREWER Earning four letters in track and three in football, Brewer was a three-time shot put champion in the Gulf Coast Conference and also named all-conference in football in 1950 and 1951. He later coached high school football for 29 years and was a member of the North Texas coaching staff from 1990-92.

JOE CONRAD A four-time letter winner in golf, Conrad was a member of four consecutive NCAA title teams from 1949-53. He won the Texas State Junior Championship and the Texas State Amateur Championship in 1951 and was a member of the United States’ America Cup team in both 1954 and 1956. He also is a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

WELBY WILLIAMS He played football and ran track for the Eagles from 1938-41. He set a record in the 100-yard dash at the Border Olympics and also won a Lone Star Conference championship in the event. He also set event records in the half-mile run at the Penn Relays and the Kansas Relays in 1940 and 1941.