By Bill Oliver and A&M-Commerce athletics website lionathletics.com
Commerce, TX –
A pair of Texas A&M University-Commerce alumni - Dr. Bev Humphrey and Harvey Martin - on Saturday will be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in Dallas.
Humphrey, who earlier this year received the A&M-Commerce Bobby Fox Outstanding Coach Award for the second-straight year, is currently the track and field coach and athletic director at Lancaster Independent School District. Last year, Humphrey has led her team to an unprecedented seven-straight 4A State Championship. Lancaster I.S.D has renamed Tiger stadium to Beverly Day Humphrey-Tiger Stadium in honor of the accomplished coach. It is the first high school where football is played in Texas to be named in honor of a woman.
Martin was a two-time first-team Lone Star Conference and all-Texas football pick at what was then East Texas State. Martin went on to a standout career with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a co-MVP of Super Bowl XII and an All-Pro honoree in 1977. Martin still holds Cowboys records for sacks by a rookie, season and in a career.
The Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame is a permanent exhibit at The African American Museum in Dallas.
More details can be found on the A&M-Commerce sports website, lionathletics.com.