Giles Owen Wright
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.