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William Moultrie - inducted into U.S. Track & Field Hall of Fame
'Coach' Gets His
Aycock grad Moultrie to be enshrined in USA Track Hall of Fame
graduate William Moultrie
will be enshrined into the United States Track and Field Hall of Fame
on Dec. 12, 2006 at a ceremony in San Antonio during the association's annual convention.
"This is a tremendous honor," said Moultrie, a member of the Aycock Class of 1950.
"I had not anticipated this.
It was totally unexpected."
will become one of only 111 that have been inducted into the coaching wing of the Hall of Fame.
will have plenty of familiar Texas company with him when he
enters the shrine with 12 other inductees.
will be joined in the Class of 2006 by University of Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds
, long time Abilene Christian track coach Don Hood, former TCU track star and long-time Northeast Louisiana track coach Bob Groseclose as well as Iowa State's Bill Burgan and Illinois' Gary Wieneke.
Dodds, a former trak star and track coach at Kansas St.
, has been Athletic Director at Texas for 25 years.
will also join former Longhorn track coaches and long-time inductees Stan Huntsman and Clyde Littlefield.
And in an even greater honor, Moultrie
will be able to join his
coach at Texas Southern
, the late Stan Wright, in the Hall of Fame.
Wright is one of the most respected sprint coaches in the history of the sport, as is his
prized pupil, Moultrie
"Yes, it's very dear to me," Moultrie
has a storied career in track that began in high school, where he
was an outstanding athlete in a schoolhouse full of outstanding athletes at Aycock
He attended Texas Southern where he was a standout and was singled out by his own coaches as someone who would make a great coach himself someday.
coached at Stanford University
for five years from 1968 to 1973.
He then moved on to Howard University, a historically black college...in 1992 when he was asked to be an assistant on the United States Olympic team where he was to concentrate on his specialty - sprints.
At tthe 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Moultrie
was selected as a running referee.
Moultrie is about to begin his fourth year as a health professor at Bowie St. University in Bowie, Maryland.
has no plans to retire anytime soon, but when he
does, Rockdale's population will grow by one and in a very familiar place.
"I've built a home, right behind Aycock
"I didn't plan it that way, it just happened to work out that way."
"I'm on a roll right now," Moultrie