Sports Hall of Honor
The Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor was formed to recognize the athletic spirit and traditions that made our school strong, so that future students will strive to be their best and will know what it means to be a Barbers Hill Eagle.
The Hall of Honor was established in 1999, thanks to the vision of Mr. Earl Porter and Mr. R. P. “Bud” Tinsley, with the support of the Barbers Hill ISD Board of Trustees and Administration.
The goal of the Sports Hall of Honor is to document, pay tribute to, and enshrine Barbers Hill High School teams and individuals who distinguish themselves both collectively and individually as Eagles and/or Eagle supporters. The Hall serves to ensure that present and future Barbers Hill students and athletes are aware of the “legacy of champions” they inherit and represent when they wear the blue and white.
The first induction into the Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor included 26 individuals and 13 championship teams. New inductions, based on specific criteria and voted on by members of the Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor Committee, are held annually.
We invite you to visit the beautiful Sports Hall of Honor display area in Barbers Hill High School and rekindle your spirit.
- Sports Hall of Honor Induction Qualifications (Google Doc)
- Sports Hall of Honor Sports Biography (PDF)
- Sports Hall of Honor Inductees (Google Doc)
- Sports Hall of Honor Special Recognition Honorees (Google Doc)
- Sports Hall of Honor Jimbo Wooldridge Sportsmanship Award Recipients (Google Doc)
- Sports Hall of Honor Team Inductees (Google Doc)
- 2021 Sports Hall of Honor Inductees
- 2019 Sports Hall of Honor Inductees
- 2017 Sports Hall of Honor Inductees
- 2015 Sports Hall of Honor Inductees
The BH Sports Hall of Honor committee chose Blake Patton, Todd Patton, Emily Gunderson and Don Price for the annual induction into the Sports Hall of Honor.
Blake Patton 2003 -2007
FOOTBALL – 4-year letterman; 1st Team All-District DB 2004 and 2005; 1st Team All-District QB 2006: Honorable Mention All-State Defensive Back 2005; All Greater Houston Area Sophomore of the Year 2004; All Greater Houston Area 1st Team Defensive Back 2005; Beaumont Super Gold Team 1st Team DB 2004 and 2005; 2006 Rushed for 1151 yards on 185 carries; Passed for 1451 yards (114-178); BH MVP Football 2006; ”Eagle of the Year” 2007
TRACK & FIELD – 4-year letterman; All-District 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; Regional Qualifier 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; Qualified State Meet 2004 (4x400 Relay); Member of the Relay Teams that set school records in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and Sprint Medley Relays
COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL – University of Houston 2007; Texas A&M University at Commerce 2008-2011; 2-year letterman; 48 career catches for 580 yards and 3 touchdowns; Named to the Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team
Todd Patton 2003 – 2007
FOOTBALL – 4-year letterman; Special Teams Player of the Year 2004; 1st Team All-District RB 2005 and 2006; All-State Defensive Back 2005; Baytown Sun All-Area 1st Team Running Back 2005; BH Offensive Player of the Year 2006; Academic All-State 2006; 1178 yards Rushing and Receiving 2006; Total Rushing and Receiving combined Junior and Senior seasons 1945 yards
TRACK & FIELD – 4-year letterman; All-District 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007; Regional Qualifier 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; Qualified State Meet 2004 (4X400 Relay); Member of the Relay Teams that set school records in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, & Sprint Medley Relays
COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL – University of Houston 2007; Texas A&M University @ Commerce 2008 – 2011; 3-year letterman; Played Special Teams and Defensive Back; Career Highs in competition: 10 tackles (5 unassisted), forced fumbles 1, Pass Breakups 2
Emily Gunderson 2010-2014
TRACK AND FIELD – 4-year letterman: All-State Track and Field 2012, 2013, and 2014: District Champion Pole Vault 2012, 2013, and 2014; Regional Qualifier 2012 (1st), 2013 (1st), and 2014 (1st); State Meet Qualifier 2012 (7th), 2013 (3rd), and 2014 (State Champion); Barbers Hill and Region III Record Pole Vault 13’3”
COLLEGIATE TRACK & FIELD – 4-year letterman Texas A&M University (2015-2018); NCAA Regional Qualifier 8 times, Indoors and Outdoors (2015-2018); Qualified for Division I National Indoor Meet 2017; USTFCCCA 2nd Team All-American(2017); Texas A&M Pole Vault Indoor School Record 14’2.5”(2017); 2015-2018 SEC All Academic; 2015-2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic; 2018 Brad Davis SEC Community Service Award
Don Price, Special Recognition Honoree 1998 – 2009
In the spring of 1998, Coach Don Price became the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Barbers Hill High School. His goal was to bring success, not just in football, but in every sport, both boys and girls. Coach Price created an atmosphere of an intense work ethic and accountability for the athletes and coaches alike, and the results were phenomenal. His football teams over twelve seasons were 99-35. Included in those seasons were five undefeated regular seasons, six District Championships, and competition into the playoffs 10 of 12 years, including a run of eight consecutive years. Football was not the only sport that was successful during the Price tenure. All BH sports began enjoying great success within both the boys and the girls programs. A primary example was the 2006-2007 athletic year. This was the first group of athletes to have gone through Coach Price’s strength and conditioning program from the 7th grade year. It was also the year that BH changed UIL classification from 3A to 4A. BH athletes responded by winning 14 out of 15 District Championships. Through Coach Price’s diligence, work ethic, and planning, BH enjoyed years of success across the board, a success that is still enjoyed today.
Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor held its annual induction on Saturday, January 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sports Hall of Honor and in the high school auditorium on the campus of Barbers Hill High School. Three former athletes were honored during the ceremony.
The BH Sports Hall of Honor committee chose Pat Cook, Lexi Stephens Hagen, and Garrett Dolan for the annual induction into the Sports Hall of Honor.
Pat Cook - 2002-2006
FOOTBALL - 3 year letterman 2003-2005; Team Captain 2005; 1689 passing yards and 17 TDs in 7 games; District 23-3A Offensive POY 2005; played in 2006 Lone Star Bowl; Old Spice Red Zone POY 2005; BH Most Athletic 2006; 1st Team unanimous All-District 2005 Quarterback 2005; All District 2nd team Defensive Back 2004
BASKETBALL - 2 varsity letters 2005-2006; 2nd Team All-District 2006
COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL - Trinity Valley College 2006-2007; Northwestern State University 2008-2010; 2nd Team All-Conference QB 2008, 1244 passing yards, 213 rushing yards, and 13 TDs; Team Captain 2008; Team passing leader 2009; Lone Star Conference Champions 2010
Lexi Stephens Hagen - 2003-2007
SOFTBALL - Member of State Semi-Finalist Team; 4 varsity letters; Led team in hitting 2006-2007; stolen bases 2007; runs scored 2007; Defensive MVP 2004-2005; BH Offensive MVP 2006-2007; District Offensive MVP 2007; 2nd Team All-District 2004; 1st Team All-District 2005, 2006, 2007; 1st Team All-State 2007; All-Greater Houston Area 3rd Team; 1st Team All-Area 2007; TGCA State All-Star Team 2007
COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL - 4 year letterman St. Edwards University 2007-2011; 1st Team All-Heartland Conference 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; Conference Freshman of the Year 2008; Heartland Conference POY 2010-2011; National All-Tournament Team 2008; Inducted into the St. Edwards Athletic Hall of Fame 2017; Inducted into the Heartland Conference Athletic Hall of Fame 2018
Garrett Dolan - 2009-2013
FOOTBALL - 3 year letterman 2010-2012; Academic All-District 2010-2012; Academic All-State 2012; All-District LB 2011-2012; Team MVP 2012; All-District LB 2011-2012; Baytown Sun Team Defensive MVP; All-SETX 1st Team LB 2012; APSE 4A All-State Team LB; Padilla Coaches 4A All-State Team LB; SETX Ford All-Star Classic 2013
COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL - 4 year letterman Houston Baptist University 2014-2018; Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference 2014; Tony Softi Freshman All-American 2014; Team Defensive Impact Player 2014-2017; Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference 2015; 2nd in conference tackles and 11th in national with 135 2016; Team Captain 2015-2017; Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week 9-9-16, 10-31-16; 1st Team All-Hero Sports FCS All-American 1st Team 2017; Buck Buchanan Award Finalist 2016-2017; HBU Athlete of the Year 2016-2017; Team Leadership Award 2016-2017; Phil Steele 2nd Team All-American 2017; 1st Southland Conference and 2nd in the nation with 140 tackles and assists 2017
Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor held its annual induction on Saturday, October 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sports Hall of Honor and in the high school auditorium on the campus of Barbers Hill High School. Four former athletes were honored during the ceremony.
The BH Sports Hall of Honor committee chose Kristina Swart, Ross Hales, Matthew Viverette, and Gil Stalbaum for the annual induction into the Sports Hall of Honor.
Kristina Swart - 1998-2002
SOFTBALL - 4 year letterman; 1st Team All-District 1999-2002; BH Offensive MVP 2001; District Defensive MVP; All-State 2nd Team, and Texas HS All-Star Game (1st in BH History) 2002
TRACK - Regional Qualifier 1999-2002; Track MVP 2000; BH school records Triple Jump, Long Jump
COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL - Nicholls State 2003; Blinn College 2004, 2nd Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Tournament: Stephen F. Austin State University 2005, Defensive MVP 2005
Ross Hales - 2004-2008
BASEBALL - All-District 2006-2008; Texas Sportswriters Assn. Honorable Mention All-State 2007-2007; Texas Sportswriters Assn. 1st Team All-State 2008; Baytown Sun All Area 1st Team 2006-2007; Baytown Sun All Area Defensive Player of the Year 2008; All Southeast Texas Sophomore of the Year 2006, All Southeast Texas Pitcher MVP 2007, All Southeast Texas 1st Team Pitcher 2008; School records for ERA, Strikeouts, 21 games with 10 or more K's
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL - Texas A&M University 2year letterman 2009-2011; 2009 pitching record
Matthew Viverette - 2006-2010
TRACK - 3 year letterman; All-State 2010; Team MVP 2009-2010; True Grit Award 2010; School Records 110HH, 300IH,; 3rd Place State Track Meet 110HH and 300IH 2010
FOOTBALL - 2 year letterman; 2nd Team All-District 2008; District MVP 2009; "Eagle of the Year" Award 2010
COLLEGIATE TRACK - Sam Houston State University - 4 year letterman 2012-2015; 1st Team All-Conference 2013-2015; Conference Champion 60HH 2013-2015 (indoors); NCAA Regional Qualifier 2013-2015; 2nd Team NCAA All-American 110HH 2015; NCAA finalist 110HH Eugene Oregon 2015; Outdoor Track and Field MVP 2013
BH Baseball Coach 1982-2010
Coached 23 seasons
Overall BH Record of 422-205
13 Playoff Appearances
24 Players named to All-State Teams
35 Players continued to College Baseball
56 Players named 1st Team All-District
Selected Coach for the 2010 Texas High School Baseball Coaches All Stars Game
Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor held its annual induction on Saturday, January 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sports Hall of Honor and in the high school auditorium on the campus of Barbers Hill High School. Four former athletes were honored during the ceremony.
The BH Sports Hall of Honor committee chose Cliff Farmer, Victor Mamich, Aly Hazelwood Lilley and Jacqueline Sparks Hodges for the annual induction into the Sports Hall of Honor.
Farmer, who attended Barbers Hill High School from 1975-1979, was the 1979 district, regional and state champion in pole vault. He was also named MVP in 1979 for the track team. The 2-year letterman in track was also a two-year letterman in football and golf. He was named All-District in football in 1979. Farmer was a member of the McNeese State University’s track team from 1979-1983.
Also inducted during Saturday’s induction ceremony was former athlete Victor Mamich, who attended BHHS from 1987-1991. He was a 3-year letterman in track, basketball and football. During his sophomore season in 1988, Mamich was chosen 2nd Team All-Area. His junior season he was named 1st Team All-District, 1st Team, All-Area and All-Greater Houston Team. He was named team captain his senior year in 1990 and was named 1st Team All-State in Class 3A, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Greater Houston; 1st Team Super Gold Team by the Beaumont Enterprise, Nifty Fifty by the Houston Chronicle; Regional All-American Recruit by Max Emfinger and Top 100 Recruit by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post.
Former volleyball standout Aly Hazelwood Lilley, a 3-year letterman, was inducted Saturday night as well. She attended BHHS from 2002-2006 and was a member of the 2003 district champion and regional semi-finalist volleyball team. As a junior in 2004 she was named 1st Team All-District and was a member of the district champion, regional champion and state runner-up team. As a senior Hazelwood Lilley was named team captain and chosen to 1st Team All-District as a member of the district champion and regional finalist team. She was also chosen the district’s defensive MVP and lead the team in blocks with 147 and kills with 379. Collegiately, Hazelwood Lilley played for Trinity University in San Antonio from 2006-2010. She was chosen team captain in 2009 and named All-Southern Conference. She made two appearances in the NCAA Division III Final 8, was named All-South Regional Team in 2009 and AVAC Division III All-American in 2009. She finished third all-time with 165 blocks in a season in 2009 and 2nd all-time in career blocks with 519.
Rounding out the inductees for the night was former volleyball standout Jacqueline Sparks Hodges, who attended BHHS from 2003 through 2006. The 3-year letterman was a member of the 2003 regional semi-finalist team and a member of the 2004 district champion, regional champion and state runner-up teams. She was named team captain her senior season and was also a member of the district championship team and regional finalist team. She was the kill leader with 464/.303 in 2005 and #2 all-time kill leader with 1050 kills. She was selected to the 2004 All-State Tournament Team and was named All-State in 2005 as a senior. Collegiately, Sparks Hodges played for the Lee College Rebels from 2006-2007 and was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region Tournament Team in 2006 and 2007. She transferred to East Central University and played volleyball collegiately there from 2008-2009. She was named Offensive Player of the Year and ECU Tiger Award in 2008. She was named All-Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention in 2009.
The Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor began inducting members in 2000, when it inducted 23 members, recognized six Special Recognition Honorees and inducted 13 teams. Since the initial induction, 28 other individuals have been inducted into the BH Sports Hall of Honor, one team was selected for induction; and 11 Special Recognition Honorees have been recognized.