Tom Catlin played center and linebacker for the University of Oklahoma from 1950-1952. He was named all-conference three times and earned All-American honors in 1951 and 1952. Catlin played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. He retired from playing in 1959 and began a successful coaching career. He worked as an assistant coach for the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football League, then the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. Tom Catlin retired from football in 1996.
Class of 2009 Inductees
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Bob Tway was a three time All-American golfer at Oklahoma State University, and played on two NCAA Championship teams in 1978 and 1980. Tway won the Haskins Award, presented annually to the best collegiate golfer in the country, his senior year. He turned pro in 1981, and joined the PGA Tour in 1985. He was named PGA Player of the Year in 1986, and went on to win eight tournaments on the PGA Tour and amassed 13 professional wins overall. Tway has career PGA Tour earnings in excess of 14 million dollars, and currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish did not play organized baseball until the Brooklyn Dodgers picked him up in 1944. His first full year in the Major Leagues was with the Cubs in 1951. After a four year stint in the Pacific Coast League, McLish joined the Cleveland Indians. During his run with the Indians, McLish set the major league record for continued road wins with 16 and completed 26 of his 62 starts. Following his playing career, he was a major league pitching coach.
Hollis, Oklahoma native Ted Owens played basketball at the University of Oklahoma where he earned three letters (1949-1951). After college Owens embarked on a successful coaching career. He served as head basketball coach at the University of Kansas from 1964 to 1983. He was named Big Eight Coach of the Year five times and National Coach of the Year in 1978. His overall Kansas record was 348-182. Under Owens, Kansas won six Big Eight Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times. He coached two final four teams in 1971 and 1974.
Clem McSpadden was the voice of professional rodeo for six decades. He announced rodeos in 41 states, and was the voice of Canada’s Calgary Stampede. He broadcast rodeos for ABC’s Wide World of Sports for five years in the 1960s. McSpadden was also the general manager of the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City for twenty years before the event relocated to Las Vegas in the 1980s. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.
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OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
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Jon Kolb was an All-American center while at Oklahoma State University, and was named All-Big Eight in 1967 and 1968. Kolb was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 and played for them from 1969-1981. Kolb played offensive tackle in 177 games for the Steelers, was an integral part of four Super Bowl championships. Jon Kolb became the Pittsburgh strength coach following his retirement in 1981.
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