A&F NewsletterSpring 2004
2004 Hall of Fame Class
Cowley had a weekend full of activities to honor its five newest members to its Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 6-7. This year’s class features Kermit McMurry (basketball), Jack King (basketball), Jerry Boyce (football coach), Doyle Gilstrap (football, basketball, track), and Dr. Charles Kerr (Cowley board member).
The inductees were treated to a social mixer at the VFW club on Feb. 6 to catch up on old times. On Feb. 7, the five new members gathered in the Earle N. Wright Community Room in the Brown Center for a luncheon.
Each new member spoke at the luncheon and received a crystal plaque. Mary Kerr, wife of the late Dr. Charles Kerr, accepted the induction on his behalf. The day concluded with the inductees being honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Johnson County.
Each new member received a plaque with their picture and bios on it to commemorate the occasion. They were greeted by Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Sheree Utash. McMurry played basketball at Cowley from 1963-1965, while King played basketball at the school from 1951-1953. Boyce coached the Tiger football team from 1977-79, and served as the school’s athletic director from 1977-1981. Gilstrap was a three-sport athlete for Cowley from 1947-49, and Kerr served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 1971-1993. A teary-eyed King summed up how most of the inductees felt Saturday. “At this moment, I am the luckiest and happiest man on the face of the earth,” King said. The addition of the new members increases the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame membership to 33. Its first class was inducted in 2000.