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WrightBrothersGiles Owen Wright

1899-1974

Football letterman Orange 22, November, 1920, “He is the deadliest passer on the team, and when it comes to breaking up passes Giles is always there when the ball arrives. Giles has had to fight much abuse and criticism from unsportsmanlike rooters, but he has performed like a gentleman at all times, because he was fighting for Baker, and Baker stands for clean sportsmanship.”

Orange 28, November, 1921, “Giles well represents the 'triple threat' type of football player that makes him a feared opponent. He can pass, kick, and run equally well, and his defense work is unexcelled.”

Member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the yearbook staff.

Coach Emil Liston placed him on Baker’s all-time football team in 1939.

MA – University of Michigan ‘35

Teacher and coach 1922-1968. Nicknamed “Unc” by his students.

1922 George Smith College, Sedalia, Mo.; 1923-26 Kansas Vocational School.

1927-32 Austin HS, Knoxville, Tenn.; 1932-34, Sumner HS, Kansas City, Mo.

1935-47 Xavier University, New Orleans; 1947-49 Washington HS, New Orleans.

1949-71 Texas College, Tyler, Texas. Head of health and physical education. Also served as director of athletics.

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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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