HALL OF FAME AWARDS LUNCHEON
(Monday, June 8, 1987)
We want to welcome you to the 22nd Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon. I would like to call on Gary Cunningham, director from Fresno State University, to give us our invocation at this time.
Please bow your heads. Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the opportunity to come together as athletic administrators to renew friendships, share ideas and learn more about our profession.
We also appreciate the contributions of our Hall of Fame inductees and the opportunity to honor them today. We thank you for this food and pray you will bless it to our bodies' needs. These things we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
Our lunch will be served. program to follow. Thank you.
I want to welcome you here today. This just so happens to be our largest registration in the history of our 22-year-old organization. So, congratulations to all of you. We are certainly glad you are here. I am certainly glad I am here and I am glad my wife, Phyllis could be here with me.
We had a deal going. We raised three daughters, rather she did, and I told her once they were through college and married, we have six grandchildren, that she could travel with me. I was looking forward to it and that was good. A few years back when we were coaching the Cincinnati Bengals, we were playing out here against the Chargers. We always would go to church on Sunday morning. So the Sunday morning before we went out to the stadium for the game, we were driving around San Diego
looking for a church and she said, "That one over there." On the marquis, the text of the sermon
said, "If you are through with sin come on in." She said, "Pullover, that's where I am taking you to church." It is really good that she was with me because right underneath that text, "If you are through with sin come on in," it said in big red letters written in lipstick, "If you're not, call Randolph 66421." Phyllis has been very good to me.
We were with some friends the other evening. We got into a discussion on life after death. I asked if she believed in life after death. She said, "Homer doesn't believe in life after dinner." We get along very well. It is my duty at this time to recognize some people here and I know you
always hold your applause. I thought some of these sign people would be creative and have a yellow light. that would mean hold, and when it goes green. you would applaud, because no one hears the names or listens to what is said. I thought that would be a good invention if someone would do that. Today I want you to listen because these are very important people. First of all. I want to recognize the people that made this luncheon possible for us. On my right from National Car Rental is Bob Vecchione Bob would you stand please? On my extreme left is Martin Slattery. Martin, would you please stand?
We thank you very much. And now I would like to introduce the officers of our organization. I would like for you to hold your applause until they have all risen and then give them a good round.
First is our First Vice President, and will be the incoming President, Carl Miller, University of the Pacific. Would you please stand and remain standing, Carl? Next is from Fresno State University, our Second Vice President, Gary Cunningham, Gary. I can tell Gary is up. And next is
our Third Vice President from the University of Notre Dame, Gene Corrigan, Gene. Our Secretary from Rhode Island Community College, Vinny Cullen, Vin. Let's give these gentlemen a good hand.
Now I would like to introduce the Past Presidents. We have twelve here today. I would like for you to hold your applause. I would like them to stand and remain standing until all twelve are up. First. is Andy Mooradian from the University of New Hampshire; Mide Lude, Washington; Fred Miller, San Diego State; Bob Bronzan, San Jose State; Bill Orwig, Indiana; Bud Jack, Utah; Cecil Coleman, Illinois; Ben Carnevale. William & Mary; Jone Toner, Connecticut; George King, Purdue; John Clune, Air Force Academy; Bob Karnes, Drake. Give these gentlemen a great hand.
Now, there is one other gentleman I would like you to stand for and applaud with me. He stays in the background but does one super job for all of us, Mike Cleary, our Executive Director, Mike. Now,
I would like to introduce Fred Miller, who will introduce our speaker for the day. Fred is one of those
people we always say does not need an introduction. He is one of the super people in our organization. He was super at Arizona State and with ESPN as an associate with our speaker today. Of course, he's nowat San Diego State. Fred is one of those gentleman who has a crystal ball and we will listen to him today and we will know exactly what is going to happen tomorrow, Fred Miller.
Tomorrow will be Tuesday. There are two basic errors in your program as it relates to our guest speaker. One of them is that he is an up and coming sportscaster. That is incorrect. He has arrivec This gentleman was the anchor of Sportscenter, one of the unique sports features in the electronic
media today. He put his mark on it. He put his stamp on it. He has since moved to the Madison Squal Garden Network. The former vice president of programming at ESPN understood exactly what made the
Sportscenter work and stole him away to Madison Square Garden. There he is also working with another ESPN guy, Chet Simmons. And, I think you will find that people in the industry will hold this individl in high regard. He does the Knicks broadcasts. He has done the Melrose Games. He is on his way to
a variety of different accomplishments in sports telecasting. He has a brother who messes around wit] things in the morning and the correction is, that is a younger brother and not the older brother, so 1 are getting the guru today of this particular family. I asked my son who worked in production with El for a few zingers on our speaker today. He said no zingers about Greg Gumbel, the guy is legit. I
called Loren Mat thews and I said I need a few glitches concerning Sportscenter and Loren Mat thews, as some of you know, is the vice president of progamming right now for ESPN. I stumped him. The phone
went quiet and for Mat thews, that is no small task. So, there is a great deal of pride when I went to the source, people in the production room and people with whom he worked. It is a great deal of pleai to introduce Greg "~o Glitches" Gumbel, who is going to be your primary speaker today, Greg.
Thank you, I appreciate those very nice words. Incidentally, I will take that program and show Bryant and show him that it does say younger. If for no other reason, than it will bother the hell 01 of him. A lot of people feel that, by the way. To those people who stopped me outside on my way in, sure that introduction surprised them. Those people said please give our regards to Jane and Willard People do get us confused on occasion. People say that we resemble each other. My wife and his wife disagree. People say we sound alike, but we don't think so. Our paychecks are about the same if you don't quibble about such things as where the decimal goes. I am very pleased and grateful that you asked me here.
Fred and I were sitting here and among the many things we talked about was flying. I fly most every week. I have reason to go into Chicago out of Hartford on the average of once a week. I live just outside of Hartford in Connecticut. No offense to anyone who might be from Connecticut, Mr. Tol But, for a guy who grew up in Chicago, I find Connecticut to be a bit slow. You can't buy beer, wiru or any other kind of liquor in a store in Connecticut after eight o'clock at night. The Shell static and the all-night cafe both stop serving gas at nine. Drug store lights are out by ten, Donuts 'R UI McDonalds by ten-thirty. Hospitals, police stations and fire departments at eleven. New York Knickl games end about ten o'clock in New York. I get back into my area of Connecticut around midnight, wh: means I cannot get thirsty, or hungry, run out of gas, get sick, get mugged or self ignite because hi is not going to arrive until at least seven o'clock in the morning. That's Connecticut, is it not
Anyway, I flew out of Hartford on American Airlines and I like American Airlines. Have you been on a flight where the pilot thinks he is talking to air traffic control but he is really ta: to the people in the cabin? We were about one hour outside of O'Hare and the pilot says, "Ameri, we'll keep a lookout." Everybody just kind of looked at each other, smiled and continues to shu: through their newspapers. About two minutes later, the pilot, obviously making the same mistake says, "American 411, nope not a thing." Papers suddenly stopped shuffling and everybody looked / other. Thirty seconds later the pilot says again, "American 411, no we still don't see him. Arl sure he's coming at us?" Well, all kinds of things began to happen right about then. Flight atl are running up the aisle toward the cockpit, little old ladies are ordering martinis. I could h/ gotten $200 or $300 for my window seat, but I happened to be using the window pretty fervently r: about then.
I am glad to be here because I am glad to talk to a bunch of you all at once. You see, I am and have been for over fourteen years now one of those media people, media people who report the sI news, who interview the people who make the sports news. The people you people turn out that we PI have to talk to in locker rooms after the game and then try to put what they have said on the air, make it sound sensible, listenable and palatable. Sometimes it's possible, other times it is rathE difficult and rather than file my complaints with you individually, I thought this would be a good opportunity to get a few of my points across about some of the people you'have been producing for \
Now granted, they don't all have to be Rhodes Scholars, but it would be nice if some of them had worked on vocabulary, ever. And it would be nice if English maybe had been treated as a first language. The examples and the evidence that I give is all true. There is not one made up incident in the bunch. I began my broadcast career in Chicago covering a game at Soldier Field, a football game. Tight game right from the opening kickoff down to the final minutes, one team recovers the opponent's fumble
deep in enemy territory, takes it in for the winning score, the only score of the day. I talked to
the guy who made the key fumble recovery after the game, big number 77, defensive tackle. Here is what he said: "In a case like that, you've got to keep your confidence, play your game and most important, you've got to stay flexual and give yourself a chance to win. The Detroit Lions were hit with some losing times, I first questioned one member of the team about what the problem might be. The guy
said, "We need a coach with an imaginary mind." I was talking about music with a couple of football players one day and I happened to mention I am a big Stones fan. This one guy says, "Yeah, me too, Fred and Wilma and Barney." We got a guy on the Knicks, he says reaching the Final Four was one of the limestones of his career.
Not too long ago, one basketball player was headed for Italy to play ball. Said he was looking forward to playing in an unknown land. Another guy had been out of action for about a month. Talked with him in the locker room and he said sometimes you need to get away from the game to get a better look at yourself and then you come back feeling rejulevated. And everything got real quiet around him and he look at me said, "Did I say rejulevated?" I said, "Yeah, you did." He said, "Yeah, rejulevated." When Billy Cunningham was coaching the 76ers he told his team once practice tomorrow morning ten to eleven. One rookie showed up at ten minutes to eleven. Strangely enough, no one tops baseball players, except Don King. Don King once said, and this is a quote, "I am the best promoter in boxing because I haven't taken a day off since I left the penitentiary and because I have read all the great philosophers like St. Thomas of Quinine." But, there is no touching baseball. I don't know why
that is. They are a breed unto themselves. Remember Mark "the Bird" Fidrych of the Detroit Tigers? He was sitting in the dugout one day, a guy walked by him and said, "Mark, what time is it?" Mark said, "You mean now?" Two ballplayers arrived at the ballpark one day. One said, "I have to go back to my hotel. I forgot my razor." The other guy said, "Use my Norelco." The first guy says, "No thanks, I'II take a cab."
Remember Mickey Rivers? Micky Rivers was a regular quote machine for the press. He once said,
"Me, George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin, we're two of a kind." They asked him once before the season bega~ what his goals were for the year. He said, "My goals are to hit .300, score loo runs and stay injury prone." Now a bunch of the guys were playing a little trivia on the bus one day tossing out questions. Mickey came up with this one. What was the name of the dog in Rin Tin Tin? And I guarantee you have never known embarrassment until you have been in a restaurant with an athlete and heard him order a giraffe of wine.
Coaches are not without fault in this area. One college coach once told the team before a game, "If
we playas well as we are capable of playing, and they playas well as they are capable of playing, we are going to lose." Not too long ago the Chicago Bears weren't so respectable. There were reasons for that. Once late in the game the Bears were winning. The coach called time out in the final minute of a close game to tell his quarterback to run out the clock. Reporters, probably in the back of your mind, we are guilty. The night Neal Armstrong walked on the moon, a woman with NBC's Nightly News approached
Senator Charles Percy of Illinois, stuck a microphone in his face and asked the Senator, "Did you watch
the moonwalk?" Senator Percy said, "Yes, I did. It was quite exciting, very inspiring." She said, "Did you watch it on television?" Not many of us got to watch that in person. One baseball announcer was describing one player. He said, "He's no youngster, he's 5'8", 170 pounds." One guy doing a football
game said, "From the waist down, Earl Campbell has the biggest legs I haver ever seen on a running back." Certainly no one has bigger legs from the waist up. During the L.A. Olmypics, ABC reported that Mary Decker's chiropractor said Mary can do things with her body the rest of us have only dreamed of.
I am blessed with a very beautiful daughter. She is 18 years old. She is graduating from high school in a couple of weeks. I am very protective of her. I was leaving home yesterday and my wife said, "You'll be back Tuesday morning, right?" I said, "Right", and she said, "You want to leave the handcuffs, Michelle has to go to school tomorrow?" She is a terrific girl, she is not a sports fan. Took her to a sporting goods, store one day to buy her a pair of tennis shoes and there on the wall in the store was a picture of Dr. J in action. I saiEi, "Michelle, who is that?" She looked and looked and looked and said, "Give me a hint." I said, "Julius", and she said "Caesar." I said that explains the C in history. Nor is my wife a sports fan. Took her to an NHL playoff game in Chicago Stadium one night, the Blackhawks and Montreal, game seven of the series. We had perfect seats, center ice, four rows up. She stands
up and looks at the players on the bench and says, "Which one is Stanley Cup?" And not to be outdone
by anyone, I, of course, am the one ~ho went on the air in Chicago one night and announced that in the finals of the Phoenix International Tennis Tournament, Jimmy Connors defeated Harold Solomon in
I had my remarks for today all prepared about a week ago. My wife and daughter were working in
the yard and they said, "Aren't you going to help?" I said, "No, I have this talk to prepare," so they carried these blocks of granite to the other side of the property themselves. I am going to talk about what a fine job you athletic type people do, and you do, and you know you do. And something happened
over the past weekend that bothered me and I thought this would be the place to get it off my chest. You see, I don't mind admitting that at times I am ashamed to be a member of the media. I realize you people have your share of run-ins with the media and it is our duty to report,only some of us tend to go overboard and go beyond what I consider the ethical boundaries of my profession. Some are not what I consider logical. Now that rustling sound you heard was probably Father Carlson turning over in his grave with me using the word logical. Father Carlson was my logic professor in school and one day he proclaimed that everything on this earth was here for a reason. Nothing is here without a purpose in the mind of God.
At the time I was what you might call a campus wiseguy. So I raised my hand. Father Carlson said, "Yes, Mr. Gumbel." And I said, "Ants." He said, "I beg your pardon." I said, "Ants. For what possible reason did God put ants on this earth?" Because of the presence of some youngsters, I will only paraphrase,
in fact, I will only substitute one word for what he said, but he said, "To tick you off, Mr. Gumbel."
And I think of two things when I recall that. Number one, that's illogical. God didn't put ants on this earth to tick me off. I've got an 18-year old daughter at home who is gorgeous, who is proof of that. And, number two, I thought blackmail. If this man ever makes Pope, I'll have his picture next to Gary Hart's in the Enquirer and a lifetime full of special dispensations.
But, speaking of logic, if you were on hand this morning you heard Baseball Commissioner, Peter Ueberroth speak and Peter spoke to his favorite topic, his passion in this life, I believe, drugs and
the elimination of them; not just from the athletic life, but from society in general. What he has done in raising public consciousness alone is amazing. He is tireless. He is fearless. He is steadfast
and he is right. And, in no way, do I want my remarks to be misconstructed. I am not talking against the Commissioner or being in favor of drug involvement in any sport, but I do think a word needs to be said, two words really, familiar with anyone involved athletically, "fair play." Peter mentioned the word care this morning and I thought it was the perfect word. It doesn't clash at all with fair play. In fact, it melds very well with it. On Friday, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden made his return
to baseball from drug rehabilitation and one columnist in a New York newspaper urged the crowd that was to be on hand at Shea Stadium that evening to boo Dwight Gooden when he took the mound. My question is why? For a mistake? All the CPR experts in the world couldn't help my friends who would pass out if they heard me quote the Bible, but I do believe in the saying, "Let he who lives without sin cast
the first stone." To put things perhaps in better perspective, on the front page of this newspaper, the headline of the day, the same day. Was it Ronald Reagan's upcoming trip to Italy and the reasons why?
No. The revelations both positive and negative of the AIDS Conference being held? No. The ongoing Ira~ Contra Hearings? No. The headline was "Madison Square Garden Cancels Billy Idol Concert." Asbestos from the circus hadn't been removed from the Garden, so a Billy Idol concert had to be cancelled. That was the big news of the day and that puts that article on Dwight Gooden into proper perspective in my mind. You don't even have to be Dwight Gooden or a friend of his or family or a teammate to know that
columnist's suggestion was the last thing he needed. A year ago when he was helping the Mets to a World Championship, the same reporter was there with pad and pencil. Tell us how you got Jack Clark with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, you had great control today. Tell us about your slider. One year
later, don't stand, don't cheer, boo him as he walks to the mound. I don't know how it sounds to you, but to me it sounds like "What have you done for me lately." And parenthetically, I don't give a tinker's damn about you as a person.
They say that athletes are up on that pedestal and that goes with the territory, and maybe it does, but how many of them climb up on the pedestal themselves and how many of them are shoved by us; by me showing highlights of what they have done that night; by you churning out the statistics that show how good they are; by the networks paying the big bucks and the trickle down effect: It's worth a bundle to be the very best or by the fans who cheer their every act. And then people want to jump on a jock when, God forbid, he becomes human for an instant and makes a mistake. Maybe it's DWI; maybe it's a kid who grew up in a
ghetto seeing more money than he ever knew existed in life; maybe it's a barroom fight or maybe it's drugs. When I was a kid, drugs weren't quite fashionable yet, but there was enough other trouble to go around. Any my dad was a judge in Chicago. If we were caught doing anything wrong, it was a matter of take my picture, take my fingerprints, cut off my arm, don't tell dad. And yet, one time something did get back to dad and he didn't hit me or punish me or boo me, but he put his arm around me and said, "Let's see if
we can find out what's wrong and find a solution." The pressures, as you well know, on young people haven't gotten any easier. You deal with them all the time. You are in the business of molding young people
into people society can live with. Again, don't go away thinking I approve of drug use or users, I do not. I agree with Peter Ueberroth and Pete Rozelle, David Stern and Dick Schultz, that the problem must be tackled and tackled hard. But note, people must be treated as people who have made a mistake. To boo a guy when he walks back out on the mound, you have to stop and remember, even armed robbers don't get life. It was, I feel, a patently stupid comment.
Granted, we all have pressures. Athletic directors are no strangers to that. Is there anybody
on campus you know you don't have to answer to, explain something to, be accountable for? You have your problems too within your ranks from time to time, and it is duly noted and reported by the media,
hopefully fairly, but you know and I know that there are no guarantees. I have never been in favor of an entire program being punished because of the wrong-doings of one or two or a few, but again, as I
say, it probably goes with the territory. It is why the late Mr. Mortorelli and people like Mr. Apenzeller Mr. Archie, MB. Blackinton, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Casey, Mr. Fischer, Mr. Gilstrap, Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Karnes, why you are being honored for your contributions; your dedications and your achievements. You are also
very much a symbol of all of those who have gone before you and all of those still to come. And as just
one person who dabbled in intercollegiate athletics, I came out of school relatively sane, safe, hopefully a useful member of society so far. I thank you and your peers for your contributions for helping,
literally helping kids to grow up. As both a reporter and former student-athlete, I personally am very much appreciative. You have shown yourselves more often than not to be what some people might call flexual.
Before I take a seat and let you get on with your day, there is one more story I would like to share with you. All those other stories were true, this one I heard about, but I haven't been able to confirm its authenticity so you will have to take it at face value. As I understand it, there are
three people, three men and their wives involved. One is a professor of philosophy, the other is a member of the school board and the third is an athletic director, and all six are in a car and there is a terrible accident and they all die. They all go up to Heaven and the philosophy professor with his wife in hand, walks to the gates of Heaven and knocks on the door. St. Peter says, "What do you want?" And the philosophy professor says, "I would like to gain entrance for my wife and I." St. Peter
says, "I will check, I will be back." He comes back and says, "I'm sorry, I cannot let you in," and the man asks, "Why not?" He says, "All your life you were a boozer, a drunk, an alcoholic, a wino.
You even married a girl named Sherry. I can't let you in." The member of the school board walked up with his wife and said, "what about me? I never had a drink in my life." St Peter said, "No, I under- stand that, but I checked the books on you too. You were a tightwad, tight fisted, never let go of a dollar. You even married a girl named Penny." The athletic director turned to his wife and said, "Well Fanny, I suppose there's no use in us hanging around."
I am most impressed by the turnout. I am very pleased to have been asked here today, and as I said before, thank you for your contributions to myself and people like myself and I wish you all well. Thank you.
Next on the program are honors for the Hall of Fame Award and the person who does that each year is our chairman of the Honors and Awards Committee; a man who is at the top of his profession and one we call in our organization when we want something done, Mike Lude.
Ladies and gentlemen, I will not read from your luncheon program. I hope that you have put it away and I hope that you will take it with you and after you get away from here on your way home or at home, study it and read about these wonderful people that we are going to honor this afternoon.
I will present these fantastic individuals, your Class of 1987 for the NACDA Hall of Fame. Herb T. Apenzeller, Guilford College. It is an unusual opportunity for the professional group like ourselves, of athletic directors, when someone like Herb is nominated and then is inducted into the Hall of Fame. It's unusual when you have a man like Herb who had his Bachelor of Arts Degree and had areas of concentration in Latin and English, but Herb did, at his university, Wake Forest. Herb served four institutions in an exemplary manner, I must be careful that I use those words carefully here Greg.
At high schools in Rosefeld, North Carolina and in college for 31 years at Greensboro, Guilford College, Mr. Apenzeller is a foremost scholar and authority when it comes to law in sports and law in physical education. He has published thirteen books, countless articles for numerous periodicals, journals
and magazines. Herb has served on virtually hundreds of committees as well as being a consultant and a speaker in great demand. His honors are countless including several halls of fame. But Herb, no
honor could be greater for you or those of us in the athletic directors profession than today's. Ladies and gentlemen, an inductee into your NACDA Hall of Fame, Herb T. Apenzeller.
William Bill Archie, Norfolk State University. I wish I could say I know Mr. Archie well. I
could have some personal stories to tell about him, but I can say I know his splendid accomplishments, his prestigeous record, his excellent reputation and a career filled with distinction. Bill Archie
was a Christmas present to his parents being born on the 25th day of December. It's surprising that
he was not christened Noel or Santa or Rudolph or maybe, even more appropriate, St. William. Mr. Archie grew up in West Virginia, graduated from Elkhorn High School, West Virginia University and did doctoral work at Ohio State and West Virginia University. Bill was an outstanding coach of football and swimming, professor of physical education and a very well-respected successful athletic director at Norfolk State
University. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to present this 1987 inductee into your NACDA Hall of Fame, William "Bill" Archie.
Marion IIBlackie" Blackinton, Western Illinois University. When young people and people who are interested in our profession are searching for a role model as a coach, a leader, teacher, athletic director, and a human being, look no further than Marion IIBlackie" Blackinton; a truly successful pioneer for women's intercollegiate athletics, for which we owe so very much. This distinguished
lady has been a strong force in intercollegiate athletics. Blackie has earned the right to take her place in our Hall of Fame and will make all of those former and future honorees look better and
better due to her enshrinement. Your 1987 NACDA Hall of Fame inductee, Marion IIBlackie" Blackinton.
Back to back Marians. Marian B. "Sam" Butterfield, Hutchinson Community College. I first met
Sam when I was on the road as head football coach at Colorado State University during the 1960s. What an outstanding athletic program he was administrating. Mr. Butterfield was not only a strong leader of a model community college athletic department, but was called upon by his institution to use his exceptional ability as a psychology professor, director of housing, assistant football coach, head basketball coach, winning more than 75 percent of all of hts games that he coached during the nine years that he served that insitution in that capacity. In addition, he also used his multi-faceted ability to be a full-time dean of students. Sam has been the recipient of many awards and today his peers are thrilled to induct him into the National Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. Ladies and gentlemen, a 1987 inductee into your Hall of Fame, Marion B. "Sam" Butterfield.
Willis Robert Casey. When one spends 41 years at the same university there is a strong demonstratj of what two-way loyalty is all about. Willis Casey was one of this nation's successful swimming coaches for 24 years. You know that's not bad for a man, who due to tuberculosis couldn't swim competitively. Listen to this, every athlete he ever recruited graduated. When people talk about graduation rates, 100 percent for Willis. Willis was an athletic director at North Carolina State University for 17 years administering one of the most respected athletic departments in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It is not something entirely new for the name of Willis Robert Casey to surface as a Hall of Fame inductee, for he has already been named to North Carolina's Swimming Hall of Fame and North Carolina's Sports Hall of Fame. An outstanding rooter who dedicated his whole professional life to North Carolina State University; a first-class man highly deserving this honor; ladies and gentlemeI welcome Willis Robert Casey into NACDA's Hall of Fame.
Robert A. "Bob" Fischer, UCLA. I am going to be personal for a moment here. What a privilege £ Mike Lude to have this special opportunity to introduce to you this fantastic recipient. What an ho to know and work with him in the Pacific 10 Conference for II years. I can assure you from first-ha knowledge that no one deserves this induction more than Bob Fischer. Bob graduated from UCLA and sp 40 years as a member of the staff. Mr. Fischer was one of the most unselfish, objectic athletic directors of the Pac 10 Conference. He always kept the ideal uppermost in our minds that he was rea concerned with what was best for the conference and just not a narrow approach of what was best for institution. Robert Fischer honors all of us today by accepting our inclusion of him in the 1987 class of inductees into NACDA's Hall of Fame. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you my friend, Robert A. .'Bob"Fischer .
Claude Chena Gilstrap, University of Texas, Arlington. Chena Gilstrap truly is a man you can s has been there. Eleven years coaching at three Texas high schools, four years coaching at junior co and 27 years at the University of Texas, Arlington; fourteen years as head football coach and athlet director; his final thirteen years as athletic director and chairman of the physical education depar Chena was the number-one headliner, flashback, if you will please, to the 1974 NACDA Convention in
Montreal, Canada. His humor had every delegate feeling that we were entertained much better than if Bob Hope, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart all together were on the program. The number of awards and horo that this man has accumulated, as you might expect, are extensive; high school," junior college, colL university, you name it, he has received it. A great speech maker, a master of ceremonies, he was t] number-one individual in forming the Southland Conference. Chena has always had time for any athletl who played for him and any student in his school. Chena has had, and still does, help mold these pel A fine gentleman with an outstanding contribution to the profession of athletic administration, ladi, and gentlemen, your inductee into NACDA's Hall of Fame, Claude Chena Gilstrap.
Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle, Butler University. Before the program, I went down to shake Mr. Hinkle's hand and I said, "coach, I Just want you to know what the guy looks like and what he sounds like wh, is going to introduce you." That was a real honor for me to shake coach Hinkle's hand because as I give you some background on him, you will understand why my hand was full of perspiration. If ever in history there was a person who deserved many years ago to be inducted into the NACDA Hall of Fame is this man, Tony Hinkle. Anyone who knows anything about intercollegiate athletics knows what a gii this man is in our profession. Mr. Hinkle coached at one university for 50 years. When we talk abol coaching assignments in our upcoming Convention, maybe the coach ought to'coach two sports. Listen I this, 41 years a basketball coach, 40 years a baseball coach, 32 as a football coach. Now hear this this head coach of football won 165 games, of basketball, he won 632 and in baseball, 32. If my
arithmetic is correct, that's 1,118 wins. Professor of physical education and director of athletics, Paul Hinkle played for Amos Alonzo Stagg of Chicago and joined the Butler staff in 1921. Shoot, he didn't join the staff, he was the staff. Tony has been inducted into virtually a score of halls of fame. This is a man who really embodies all of those great attributes so necessary to be classified
as a hero, and for all of us, a hero for each and everyone of us. Ladies and gentlemen, a super start of our profession and your 1987 inductee into the NACDA Hall of Fame, Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle.
Bob Karnes, Drake University. This is an additional thrill for me, for this honoree who is
past president of this professional organization, is one fantastic person. As a former Officer and
as a member of this Executive Committee for NACDA, no task was too small or inconsequential for this
man to take on and handle in a first-class manner. I strongly suggest that you read the information in the luncheon program about Bob for it gives you an inkling of this amazing gentleman. Bob served
Drake University for 20 years as the institution's athletic director. In addition to being a successful coach and the director of the world famous Drake Relays, Mr. Karnes was an outstanding educator. Anyone who has first-hand knowledge of Bob will quickly tell you how dedicated he was and still is to the collegiate athletic scene. He always put more into our profession than it gave back to him. Ladies and gentlemen, your 1987 NACDA Hall of Fame inductee, Bob Karnes.
Americo Hertz Hortorelli, University dD Wisconsin, Superior. If this ceremoney were a Broadway
play, we would plan for a big finish. Well, our final inductee today does just that, a big, big finish. This will be the seventh Hall of Fame that will have the name of Americo Hertz Hortorelli on its roll of honor. Hertz coached eight sports; football for 40 years, wrestling 31, track 19 years, basketball
17 years, baseball 5 years, gymnastics, golf and tennis 2 years each. Hr. Hortorelli was the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin Superior for 31 distinguished years. In the areas of coaching, management, leadership, organization, teaching, counseling, writing, planning and just plain doing, there has been little that anyone could point to that Hertz has not accomplished. The university which he served so well for so many years honored him in a very special way in 1974 by selecting this highly-deserving man as its Academic Professor of the Year. And now ladies and gentlemen, adding to the numerous recognition awards he has received, we now induct the late Americo Hertz Hortorelli into the NACDA Hall of Fame. Accepting posthumously for Hr. Hortorelli is his wife, Betty Hortorelli. Ladies
and gentlemen, Americo Hertz Hortorelli.
And now ladies and gentlemen, responding for that tremendous team of inductees seated in front of you is Bob Karnes.
BOB KARNES :
Thank you, Mike. President Homer, distinguished guests, NACDA members, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of tHose who have been recognized here today, I am pleased to respond for them. It is gratifying to receive these honors especially from those who are still active in our profession. These inductees
here today represent every type of institution that has an athletic program; two-year school, four-year school, NAIA, NCAA, small, medium, large, but the one common denominator is NACDA. We appreciate the honor NACDA has awarded us, but we thank NACDA for more than these awards. Because of all the organization that these groups represent on a national, conference, local or institutional level, NACDA is designed for the athletic administrator. All of us are aware how complex our profession has become. Many of us, perhaps most of us, received their formal education, trained to be teachers and coaches with a preponderance of theory courses, method courses, all requirements to become coache~ or teachers. So then we entered the administrative field and it was mostly trial and error, or it was on-the-job training, except for NACDA. The sessions offered in this Convention and others like it, the Management Institute, the clinics offered by NACDA, have all helped us to do a better job. So we thank NACDA, not only for these plaques we received here today, but for also the effort of NACDA to prepare us to be a better athletic administrator. Thank you so much.
Thank you, Bob. Thank you, Mike for another super job and congratulations to our honorees to the Hall of Fame today. I have two short announcements before we conclude this presentation. The reception tonight will be in this room, not the pool. The Chamber of Commerce finally gave in and decided we should come inside. So, the reception will be here tonight in this room at 6:30. Also, on Wednesday morning, the roundtable and the business session will be in the Atlas Ballroom. The roundtable sessions and the business session will all be there, beginning of course, with the continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m. And, now I have the privilege of awarding and making the presentation of the clock, the
famous clock that has been given for 21 years. This will be the 22nd to our past president, a ma~ who gave so much to this organization. Now it is our turn to give a little bit to him, Andy Mooradian.
Andy. Thank you, Andy, thank you, Greg. Congratulations again to the honorees. The meeting lun~heon is adjourned. Thank you.