McVay Set for Hall Induction
Nov. 25, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech Director of Football Operations Tommy McVay will be among four inductees into this year's hall of fame class at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and will be honored Feb. 14, 2009, at the school in Durant, Okla. McVay is in his 12th year in his current position.
"It's an unbelievable honor to have people like this returning to our campus," SEOSU Director of Athletics Keith Baxter said. "It is our privilege to recognize them for outstanding service to their university. They have done great things for the university and gone on to great things in life. This is like a Who's Who of our former athletes. For me personally, it's a privilege to be a part of a university that has people of this caliber. We're proud to honor them for their accomplishments at Southeastern and in life, and we encourage everybody to come out and take part in the Hall of Fame induction ceremony."
McVay was a three-year basketball letterman at Southeastern Oklahoma and also a three-time conference champion in the 440- yard run. He finished among the top 16 at the NAIA national championships in 1967. McVay graduated from SEOSU in 1967 and also received his master's degree from the school a year later.
He began his career as a head basketball coach and assistant football coach in Waynoka, Okla., from 1968-1970, before spending 13 years as athletic director and head football coach on the high school level in Kansas. The Beaver, Okla., native compiled a 100-36-2 record in 13 years as a high school head football coach. His football and track teams at Protection (Kan.) High School captured state runner-up honors in 1972, while his football team at Derby (Kan.) High School finished as state runner-up in 1975. McVay is a past President of the Kansas Coaches Association and was selected to coach in the Kansas East-West Shrine Game.
The Hall of Fame festivities will be held in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPCA) with dinner beginning at 4 p.m. The new inductees will be recognized between the women's and men's games as Southeastern hosts Central Oklahoma.
Other inductees are Crystal Robinson (three-time women's basketball All-American), Jack Hedden (basketball coach) and Charlie Johnston (former quarterback).