Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame unveils seven-member class of 2020
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Friday there will be seven inductees in this year's class.
The class includes late Oklahoma State wrestling coach Tommy Chesbro, Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale, Central Oklahoma wrestling coach turned athletic director Eddie Griffin, former OU men's basketball star Stacey King, former Oklahoma City University basketball player Hubert F. "Hub" Reed, late NFL coach and OSU alum Buddy Ryan, and civic leader Lee Allan Smith.
Chesbro, who died in 2006, coached OSU to the 1971 NCAA wrestling title. The Cowboys went 227-26 in his 15 years as head coach.
Coale, who recently joined the 500-win club, has been OU's women's basketball coach since the 1996-97 season and has led the Sooners to three Final Four appearances.
Griffin coached UCO to three national wrestling championships in 1979, 1981 and 1982.
King was the sixth pick in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and played eight seasons in the league. The Lawton native averaged 17.6 points per game in four seasons at OU.
Reed set OCU's career scoring record, playing for legendary basketball coach Abe Lemons from 1955-58. The Capitol Hill High School graduate was a four-time All-American and scored 30 points against Wilt Chamberlain in a 1957 NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas.
Ryan, who was born in Frederick, was the defensive coordinator of the famed 1985 Chicago Bears. He served as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90 and the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-95. He died in 2016.
Smith, an Oklahoma City native and OU graduate, was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1994. He served as president of Oklahoma Centennial Sports, which brought the U.S. Olympic Festival to the state in 1989.
The class will be introduced at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame's quarterly luncheon on Feb. 27. For ticket information, visit oklahomasportshalloffame.org.
The induction date has yet to be set.