Collection # DRT-130.0-002
GMA and WA Football Programs,
Main Entry: Athletic Director
60 Football Programs
The first Athletic Director for Woodward Academy was Ira Sanderson.
At that time, the Athletic Director was also head of the Physical
Education Department. When Sanderson became Director of Admissions
in 1973, Petty Ezell, a biology teacher and football, basketball,
and baseball coach, was appointed AD. Ezell retired from the school
in 2000 and was replaced by Dave Chandler, who had been a coach
and principal of the Middle School.
Graham Hixon became the head football coach in 1963. After many
successful years, including two state championships in 1970 and
1980, Hixon retired in 1987. Johnny Stallings, who came to GMA
in 1966, became head football coach in 1988 and retired after
the 1997 season. He was followed as head coach by Dale Wiggins
who came to WA in the early 1980s.
Scope and Content:
Arranged in chronological order, this collection consists of 59
football programs, 8.5”x11”, dating from 1945 and
1977-1997, excluding 1993. The vast majority of the programs were
printed at the beginning of the football season and covered the
entire year. The earliest programs from 1945, 1977, and 1978 were
much shorter and were printed for each individual game. The programs
in the 1980s and 1990s became longer and increasingly included
more information about all the sports teams. This tended to reflect
the more diverse nature of the school over time and the proliferation
of sports teams.
Student Organizations- Band 230.4
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