I have enjoyed reading about friendships and romances that were spawned on the beautiful North Texas campus. My parents said that I didn't set any academic records but I did graduate and make lifelong friendships (pictured second from right with Beta brothers).
My first serious romance was with a coed from Wichita Falls — a great person, honor student and student body favorite. Pearl Harbor interrupted and I spent four years in the Marines.
In 1945, while in the South Pacific, I received a Dear John letter from that young woman. However, I met her husband in 1946, a great guy, and she got me a blind date with Nonie Tullos, a beautiful and excellent North Texas student from Palestine. We had a great marriage of 38 years.
Two of my best friends, Taylor Judson and Travis Lattner, also married North Texas coeds. The school has grown from 3,000 students to 37,000 students and is a great university.
At Wayland Baptist University, I had a great career serving as athletic director and coach of the men's basketball team for nine years and later as coach of the Flying Queens women's team for 18 years.
('42, '48 M.S.)