Friday, September 16, 2016
Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD – Lancaster ISD Athletic Director and Head Girls Track and Field Coach Beverly D. Humphrey will be inducted into the Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
Humphrey, along with six living and 11 posthumous track and field legends, will be honored at an induction ceremony as part of the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association’s 8th Hall of Fame class.
“I feel so grateful for this honor. I’ve shed a few tears because this has been one of my ultimate goals for many years,” Humphrey expressed. “To go in with other track and field legends is exciting and a little overwhelming for me.”
Humphrey has won 11 UIL state track and field titles and created the rich tradition and culture of winning in Lancaster ISD. In addition to her state titles, Humphrey has won 16 UIL Regional, 3 UIL Area and 27 District Championship titles. Additionally, she has received countless awards and honors throughout her coaching career, which include 10 Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year awards and the renaming of the Lancaster High School Tiger Stadium to the Beverly D. Humphrey Tiger Stadium in her honor in 2007.
However, her most valued accomplishments are the relationships she’s developed with her athletes throughout her career.
“I am most proud of the women that I have coached throughout the years who have gone on to become successful,” she said. “To still be a part of their lives, see them flourish and have relationships with them is an honor and my legacy.”
Lancaster ISD will honor Humphrey during half time of the Lancaster High School Homecoming Football game on October 14, 2016. The Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held January 6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, TX. The event is open to track and field fans throughout the state of Texas. For information on attending the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ttfca.com.