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Mrs. Mattie Blakemore Secretary The Athletic Assistant Coaches Elmer Smith and Tom Cobb, Fresh- men Coaches Walter Hohmann and Bob Decker, Sec- retary Mattie Blakemore, and Trainer Hoot Gibson per- form efficient service to lighten the load of Director Parker. Their duties, like his, follow no certain chan- nels, but require versatility in meeting the various situ- ations Coach Elmer Smith is backfield coach and chief scout for the Gents. He was a star athlete at Hendrix Col- lege, earning letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track in the same year. His coaching career began at Hamburg High School at Hamburg, Arkansas, where his success attracted the attention of his Alma Mater, and he was recalled to join its staff. In 1935 he came to Centenary as assistant football coach and baseball coach. Coach Tom Cobb is line coach of the football team, boxing coach, overseer of the athletes at Rotary Hall, and the director of intra-mural sports. His friendly help- ful manner has made him a favorite of the boys. Coach Cobb played football at Northeast Teachers College and after graduation played four years of professional ball, seeing service with Kansas City, Cleveland, De- troit, and Chicago. He came to Centenary in 1936. Freshmen Coaches Walter " Cowboy " Hohmann and Bob Decker are graduates of the 1936 varsity. " Cowboy " played two years as a first string guard and in his senior year was transferred to the backfield to call signals, and to be a blocking halfback. Decker was a star at one of the tackles. Freshman Coaching Staff Walter Hohmann Freshman Football Coach Bob Decker Asst. Freshman Football Coach A
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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Director of Athletics and Head Coach Curtis Parker was a star football, basketball, and track man at the University of Arkansas, where he won honors as an all-conference basketball player for two years and received honorable mention as an all-conference football end. Coach Parker joined the Centenary Athletic department in 1926, served three years as freshman coach, five as assistant coach, and is finishing his fourth year as head coach and athletic director. In addition to his duties as Athletic Director, Parkei coaches the football and basketball teams. Andy Berry Section EditoT An outstanding basketball coach in this section, Coach Parker, during the past season, was made a member of the National Basketball Rules Committee.
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Department Staff Unsung heroine of the department is Mrs. Mattie Blakemore, graduate of Centenary College and secretary to Coach Parker. Mattie handles her position with understanding of all the department ' s problems. She is a star fan of the team, and knows the coaches and the boys better than anybody else. It is to her that the boys go for their excuses when they are necessarily absent from class. Colorful trainer of the squad is Marvin " Hoot " Gibson. At all the games he is a familiar figure as he trots out on the field with his water tray and towel. He seems to carry everything needed to doctor the injured, somewhere in his pockets, for often he pulls the required article out of them and gives first aid. Off the field he keeps watch over the boys to see that they keep training regulations. He is the caretaker of the stadium Varsity Coaching Staff and the new gymnasium. Football play- ers have to work to pay for their board and it is to " Hoot " Gibson that they re- port for service. Almost every day of the school year " Hoot " and his gang can be seen at work, furthering the interests of the Athletic Department. Marvin Gibson, Trainer
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