2022 Dallas ISD Athletics Hall of Fame features some big (and small) local sports legends

Credit: AP Atlanta Hawks' Spud Webb (4) sails up and almost over Denver Nuggets' Alex English (2) as he tries for two points in the first period of their NBA game, March 11, 1986 in Atlanta's Omni. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway, Jr.)

DALLAS– The Dallas Independent School Area declared the inductees to its fifth class of the area’s sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, which includes the likes of a local senior high school soccer legend and the shortest individual to ever gain the NBA dunk contest.

Comply With the Dallas ISD Athletics Hall of Fame Training Class of 2022:

  • Reginald Samples
  • Jerry Heidenreich
  • Elsie Moreno 
  • Kevin Murray
  • Spud Webb 
  • Michael Hinojosa
  • Norman Jett

Reginald Samples

Examples, a 1973 graduate of South Maple Cliff Senior High School, is actually the winningest Black regulation football trainer in Texas UIL past. He started his occupation in Dallas ISD as a an educator and aide instructor at James Madison High School in 1983, however received his initial head coaching position at Lincoln Senior high school in 1990. Samples led Lincoln High School to the condition national championship in 2004, where the Tigers essentially shed a sad dual overtime activity to Kilgore.

Examples then became the head trainer for Skyline High School before the 2005 season as well as led the Raiders to district champions in 9 of his 10 periods and to the condition semifinals in 2011 and 2014.

Examples left behind Horizon High School to lead the Duncanville Secondary school program, where he continues to train today. Previously seven seasons leading the Panthers, Duncanville has been to the UIL playoffs six times, arriving at the state label activity 3 opportunities.

In his coaching profession, Samples has 311 victories.

Chamber pot Heidenreich

Heidenreich, a 1968 graduate of Hillcrest Secondary school, was actually a two-time state champ and also All-American swimmer. He joined SMU and also was actually called an All-American all four years of his college profession. He won 18 personal South west Event names just before succeeding an NCAA championship in the 200-yard freestyle in 1972. Heidenreich gained 2 gold medals, one silver and one bronze in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich for Group United States, where he broke five Olympic reports and 4 planet reports. Heidenreich was sworn in to the Texas Athletics Hall of Popularity in 1987 as well as the International Going Swimming Hall of Fame in 1992.

Elsie Moreno

Moreno, a 1969 Kimball High School graduate, pioneered the increase of girls sports systems in Dallas ISD.

In 1973, Moreno became Lincoln Secondary school’s first women baseball as well as volleyball train. She also trained girls track & industry, where she led the Tigers to an area championship in 1975.

Moreno’s volleyball crews won 3 area labels and also her soccer crews won district championships for 13 consecutive years from 1983 to 1995, with 3 of those staffs meeting the local finals. She was also the first female sports organizer at Bryan Adams and later acted as assistant athletic supervisor for the district from 1997 to 2004.

Kevin Murray

Murray, a 1982 graduate of North Dallas Senior high school, participated in quarterback and center fielder for the Bulldogs. During his elderly year, Murray was named the DFW Metroplex Offensive Player of the Year in football and also was actually picked in the 11th sphere of the 1982 MLB Draught due to the Milwaukee Makers.

Murray played quarterback for Texas A&M and was named the South west Seminar (SWC) Newbie of the Year and gained second-team all-conference honors in his freshman year.

In his last season at Texas A&M, Murray broke a number of university passing records and also came to be the SWC’s everlasting touchdown innovator. His son, Kyler Murray, participates in quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. His bro, Calvin Murray, was a outfielder in Major League Baseball as well as famously went to baseball bat when Randy “The Big Unit” Johnson reached a dove with a sound throughout a 2001 spring season activity.

Spud Webb

Webb, a 1981 graduate of Wilmer-Hutchins Secondary school, is actually the quickest gamer to ever before gain the NBA dunk contest.

Webb stands 5 feet, 6 ins tall, but overcame skeptics that stated he would never ever play baseball. He played college basketball at Midland University and also North Carolina State Educational Institution, after that was actually drafted in the 4th around of the NBA Draught by the Detroit Pistons in 1985. Webb was launched due to the Pistons, as well as the Atlanta georgia Hawks invited him for a trial as well as the Dallas citizen made the roster.

Webb is well known functionality at the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he trumped his personal ally as well as defending dunk contest champ, Dominique Wilkins.

In his NBA career, Webb likewise bet the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves as well as the Orlando Magic. He is actually presently the head of state of basketball operations for the Texas Legends of the NBA G-League.

Michael Hinojosa
Hinojosa, a 1975 grad of Sunset Senior high school, played baseball as well as basketball. Hinojosa gets into the area’s Athletic Venue of Popularity for his additions as a student-athlete, instructor as well as administrator.

Hinojosa began his career as an educator and also a trainer at W.H. Adamson High School. He provided 2 conditions as superintendent, first from 2005 to 2011 and also once again from 2015 to 2022.

During the course of his superintendent period, he led the famous flow of the biggest connect in Texas past.

Norman Jett

Jett is actually a historical, famous have a place in the past history of South Maple High Cliff High School. He started his training and also coaching job at the school in 1962 as well as ended up being the Golden Bears scalp football train and also sports organizer in 1970.

In the course of his 12-year tenure as head trainer, Jett led the Golden Bears to 3 area headlines. He completed his profession as the institution’s everlasting winningest instructor with a record of 103 victories, 29 reductions as well as five ties.

Extra on the Dallas ISD Athletics Venue of Popularity

9 inductees coming from the 2021 training class were actually: LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh, Don January, Johnny Wayne Johnson, Michael Johnson, Rock Johnson, Mike Livingston, Andrea Riley and David Guard. The inaugural training class in 2018 included Ernie Banks, Tim Brown, Michael Carter, Chryste Gaines Courtney, Fran Harris, Freddie James, Larry Johnson, Davey O’Brien, Jerry Rhome, Dave Stallworth.

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