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DIRECTOR Assisting Coach Parker in his hundred-fold duties as Athletic Director are Coaches Elmer Smith and Tom Cobb. Coach Smith came to Centenary from Hendrix College, where he was a star athlete and later coach. He is the Gents ' chief scout and backfield coach. After the resignation of Coach Parker, Coach Smith was moved to head Basketball Coach. This year Coach Smith and Head Coach Hanna will handle the baseball team. Coach Cobb, former professional football player with Kansas City, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chi- cago, joined the Gents ' staff in 1936. Mrs. Mattie Blakemore Secretary Elmer Smith Assistant Coach Directing intra-mural sports and serving as line coach for the Gents gives him his share of responsibility in handling Cen- tenary ' s athletic program. Assisting the varsity coaching staff is Freshman Coach Lewis Bradley, a graduate of the varsity. He won his letters in football in 1936, ' 37 and now passes on the benefit of his ex- perience to the younger Gentlemen. " Hoot " Gibson, versatile trainer of the Gents, added new duties to his already heavy burdens during the past year. " Hoot " is now serving in the capacity of freshman basketball coach as well as gym instructor. Mattie Blakemore is secre- tary and general right hand " man " of the department. Contracts, schedules, and athletes ' troubles are all daily routine to her. Marvin Gibson Trainer Lewis Bradley Freshman Coach
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CENTENARY ' S ATHLETIC AND HIS STAFF With the 1939 football season Curtis Parker started his fourteenth season as coach to the Gents, hav- ing stepped up to head coach after serving pro- gressively as freshman coach and assistant var- sity mentor. Tom Cobb Assistant Coach With an excellent background as a basketball, football, and track star at Arkansas, Parker came to Centenary originally as its freshman coach. Later he advanced to assistant varsity coach and when Norton ' s resignation created a vacancy, Parker was given the job, which he has held for the past six years. His expert knowledge of foot- ball and his ability to teach it has been evident throughout the period of his association with the college. Head Coach Curtis Parker
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The Athletic Committee confers . . . Coach Paikei reviews t h e sports situation -with Dean Haidin, Dr. Ford and Professor Shaw. Also serving on the committee is Professor Davidson, who is not pictured. THE ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Five prominent business men who have been added to the board of trustees of Centenary College also constitute the new- ly appointed athletic committee of the college. Mr. Charlton Lyons, an attorney and oil executive, is head of this new group. The other four members are Henry O ' Neal, former president of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and now in the insur- ance business; John McCormack, general manager of radio stations KWKH and KTBS; Allen Morris, president of a local automobile agency; and Bonneau Peters, chief scout in the Shreveport office of a large oil corporation and president of the Shreveport Baseball Club. The old athletic committee, made up of faculty members, will combine with this new committee to make a larger and bet- er one. The faculty committee consists of Curtis Parker, who will be replaced by the new head coach, Jake Hanna, Dean John A. Hardin, Dr. E. L. Ford, Professor Bryant Davidson, and Professor A. M. Shaw. With the athletic department in the hands of such men as these, we feel sure that Centenary will go far in the realm of sports. Charlton Lyons, head oi the newly organized Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees.
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