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KBrownKenneth C. Brown

Participated and lettered in football and basketball at Baldwin High School. At Baker, participated in football and baseball. Received four letters in football and one in baseball, (Baker did not field baseball teams three years of his attendance.) Chosen three times to the Kansas Conference First Team in football. Graduated in 1940 with a B.S. in physical education. The last two years at Baker were spent as an assistant coach to W.W. Ridgeway. Played professional football for the Phoenix Tigers in 1940. Began 32-year high school coaching career in El Paso, Texas, in 1943.

First assignment was with El Paso High from 1943 to 1950. Then in 1950, moved to Austin High. Coached several teams in football, track and baseball. Won league, city, district and regional championships, and participated in state championships twice. Received El Paso coach of the year in track, 1944, and coach of the year in football, 1945; was named coach of the year in baseball six times, and was presented the Temple of Mt. Sinai Sportsman Award in 1965. Has had several original articles published in professional magazines. Belongs to numerous local, state and national educational and athletic coaching associations.

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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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