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GMartinDr. Gorby R. Martin

Participated as an integral part of both the football and track teams. Played tackle from 1939-1942. Was selected member of the All-Conference Team 1941 and 1942. Along with Brother Burley, was known as part of the “Martin Bombers.”

Lettered in track from 1940-1943, participated in the discus, shot put and javelin. Won conference championship in same events in 1940, 1941, 1942.

Entered the U.S. Navy, serving as an Officer in the Pacific during a portion of World War II.

Returned to Kansas to coach high school sports at Overbrook, Kan., from 1946-1947.

Served as assistant coach of football, basketball and track under Coach Liston at Baker from 1947 to 1950. In 1950 returned to coaching at the high school level, coaching at St. Mary’s, Holton and Shawnee Mission North.

In 1960, left coaching to enter UMKC Dental School. After achieving the D.D.S. degree, practiced dentistry in Shawnee until August, 1986.

Married to Eunice Philgreen, Baker Class of 1950. They have five children, all Baker graduates.

Honored in 1977 as a part of the “Baker Family of the Year.”

Served the University as a four-term member of the Alumni Board of Directors and was a charter member of the Baker Wildcat Booster Club. Has served on various coach selection committees.

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Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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