Class of 1999 Inductees
Bob Barry’s first sports job came in 1956 as the announcer for Norman High School football and basketball. He joined the team at WKY-TV (now KFOR) in Oklahoma City, in 1966, and served 26 years as the station's sports director. He was the play-by-play “voice” of University of Oklahoma football for 12 years before taking over the same duty for Oklahoma State University football and basketball. In 1990, he returned as play-by-play announcer at OU. He has been named Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year 15 times and was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1998. He also received the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Pioneer Award in 1993.
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
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Bob Barry, Sr.
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Donald Lee Haskins became a legendary basketball coach at the University of Texas El Paso (Texas Western). Born in Enid, Oklahoma, he attended Oklahoma State University and played for Henry Iba. During his tenure at UTEP, he compiled a 719-353 record, won 14 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) titles, four WAC tournament titles, made 14 trips to the NCAA tournament and went to the National Invitational Tournament seven times. He created a turning point in basketball history when he started five African-American players in the 1966 NCAA championship game, which he says was “no big deal.” He had simply started his five best players. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Orville James ‘Sarge’ Moody, a native of Chickasha, Oklahoma, spent 14 years in the Army heading up maintenance supervision and instruction at all Army golf courses. Soon after, he gave up his military career for the PGA Tour in 1967. Fifteen months after joining the pro tour, he won the U.S. Open title at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, and he won over $300,000 during his first year on tour. He joined the Seniors Tour in 1984, and in 1989, became just the fourth man to win both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Senior Open.
A consensus All-American selection for 1955 and 1956 at center and linebacker, Jerry Tubbs, was the first Sooner ever to win the Walter Camp Award as college football’s Player of the Year. Tubbs never played a losing game while at Oklahoma, and finished fourth in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting. He was drafted number one by the St. Louis Cardinals, and he played 11 years in the NFL for the San Francisco 49'ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Tubbs was an All-Pro in 1962, and played in the 1963 Pro Bowl. He coached linebackers under Tom Landry for 21 years, and coached in five Super Bowls, winning two.
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