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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1980
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United Pres* International
LUBBOCK, Texas — Rex Dockery, the sandy-
haired Texas Tech football coach who won the
plaudits of his peers as a rookie coach three years ago,
resigned Tuesday to become head coach at Memphis
Dockery, 38, said he had notified MSU officials of
his decision only minutes before he made his public
announcement at the Letterman’s Lounge, over
looking Jones Stadium.
“It’s a hard decision to make —- extremely hard. I
felt like, at this time, it was the best thing for my
family’s future. I felt like the most important thing is
you kind of go by your heart. And l felt like that's
what you got to go by in life. That’s how I’ve always
made decisions,’’ he said.
Dockery will take over a Memphis State football
program that suffered through a 2-9 campaign in
1980 as an independent.
“I understand the program is way down, and I feel
like life’s partly challenges. That’s the way it is. A lot
of coaches worry about scheduling, but all schedules
are hard. Nothing’s easy,” he said.
The Cleveland, Tenn., native and University of
Tennessee graduate said he would begin recruiting
immediately upon his arrival in Memphis Thursday
Dockery said he will leave Texas Tech with re
grets, but he indicated the MSU offer was not the
first to come his way in three years as the Red Raiders
He was asked what the most crucial factors were in
prompting his decision to leave Tech, where his
15-16-2 record over three years had drawn fire from
some fans and alumni.
“It’s hard to say. I was contacted earlier, a while
back, and l just wasn’t interested (in another
coaching job). I think it’s hard to say why, rather than
I was directed that way and that’s the reason I did it. ”
Dockery said he expects to take some of his assis
tant coaches from Tech with him to Memphis, but “I
haven't had time to sit down and visit with them yet. ”
Tech Athletic Director John Conley declined to
speculate on possible replacements for Dockery, J>ut
rushed from the news conference to attend a “re
Asked if he could say how many candidates there
were for the job, Conley said, “How many coaches
are there in die United States?”
In a telephone interview earlier in the day, Dock
ery told the Memphis Press-Scimitar, “Some of my
friends may think I’m crazy for doing this, but I have
a gut feeling about Memphis State. There’s some
thing about it,” he said.
He said he planned to “go north, to the big cities,
and recruit some quality players.”
The newspaper reported Dockery will earn about
$85,000 a year at Memphis State, $40,000 of that
coming from a television contract.
Dockery also told the newspaper his MSU recruit
ing budget would be raised from $80,000 to $100,000
a year, and his assistants could expect at least $20,000
The newspaper also said MSU officials told Dock
ery they would build him a new home and furnish
two new cars.
Dockerv was voted “Southwest Conference
Coach of the Year” in 1978, after his talent-short
Red Raiders had posted a 7-4 record and downed
conference champion Houston 22-21.
by Jeff Millar & Bill hi
Texas high school playoffs
United Press International
Three Texas high school football
championship playoffs this weekend
will determine the final class cham
pions for the 1980 football season.
The schedule for the games is as fol
Class AAAAA Final
Odessa Permian vs. Port Arthur Jef
ferson, 2 p.m. Saturday, Texas Sta
Class AAA Final
Pittsburg vs. Van Vleck, 8 p.m. Fri
day, Kyle Field, College Station.
Class AA Final
Pilot Point vs. Tidehaven, 8 p.m.
Versatile Winfield signs
contract for $13 million
United Press International
NEW YORK — Dave Winfield’s
least-publicized gift — his versatility
— could wind up being the factor
that helps the New York Yankees the
“He can play any outfield posi
tion,” manager Gene Michael said of
Winfield, who Monday resolved his
free agent status by agreeing to a
10-year, $13-million contract with
the Yankees. “And I know he can hit
anywhere. The way he runs, he
could even bat leadoff.
“He’ll probably hit in the RBI
positions, either third, fourth, or
fifth. If he’s an RBI man, he’s going
to get his RBI. It doesn’t matter
where he hits in the order. I think
that’s overrated anyway. I just know
we re going to have someone hitting
in front of him and someone hitting
The likelihood of protection in the
order was just one of the factors that
influenced Winfield to sign with the
Yankees. Another was their winning
tradition, and still another was the
chance to help his fond for under
privileged youngsters. He says
money was not the primary concern.
Winfield’s ability to play all three
outfield positions could help the
Yankees with one dilemma, namely,
what to do with a pair of glamorous,
slugging, right fielders. A fellow
named Reggie Jackson is the other.
The acquisition also raised the
possibility that owner George Stein-
brenner, noted for thinking big,
might try for a super outfield by trad
ing for Boston center fielder Fred
Jackson, who has played right field
on ^nd off since signing with the
Yankees in 1977, welcomed Winfield
and indicated he could help.
“I think it’s super,” said Jackson.
“I say any time you can afford a play
er of his kind of talent, you get him.”
As for Winfield, he appeared un
worried where he would play.
“They’ll find a spot for me,” said
Winfield. “Left field is a position that
would probably be looked into for
Winfield, 29, a native of St. Paul,
Minn., played eight years with the
Padres, amassing a . 284 average with
154 home runs and 626 RBI. He has
also appeared in four consecutive
All-Star games beginning in 1977
and his best year was in 1979, when
he led the National League with 118
RBI and hit 34 homers with a .308
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MANOR EAST MALL
713/779-7080 BRYAN. TX 77801
At University Drive
Now at Manor East Mail
Faculty/Staff Locker Room Update
As of January 13, 1981, three new faculty/staff locker rooms will be
completed and ready for recreational use. These three locker rooms
are located as follows:
Room 150 East Kyle — located adjacent to existing female students
locker room. Open from 8 a.m. - midnight, seven days/week.
Room 173 East kyle - located at the south end of the hallway by the
new racquetball courts. Open from 8 a.m. - midnight, seven day
Room 104A G. Rollie White - located off of present male students
locker room with private entrance and facilities. This room is located
in the same locker room in which the clothes and towels are issued.
However, this locker room will be open until 6:30 p.m. only on
Monday - Friday.
If you wish to rent a locker in one of these new locker rooms or
renew your present locker, please come by the Intramural-
Recreational Sports Office (159 East Kyle) and indicate your prefer
ence. The changeover from the existing staff locker room in G. Rollie
will take place on Tuesday, January 13.
The IM-REC SPORTS DEPT, hopes that you will enjoy and take
advantage of these new facilities. We also hope the changeover will
not cause you any inconvenience.
The IM-Rec Sports Dept,
Fall Intramural Wrap-Up
The last three Intramural events
of the semester wound up last
week with champions being
named in Racquetball Doubles,
Table Tennis Singles and Soccer.
Mike Hare and Dick Edwards
won the Men’s A Racquetball
competition by defeating Mike
Denton and J. P. Flynt. The
Men’s Class B wasjwon by Pete
Sulik and Darrell Kelsoe.
In the Women’s divisions, Mar
go Bell and Debrah Harris de
feated Jo Beth Greebon and Sue
Covell to win Class B, while Vicki
Whorton and Frannie Madison
topped Trish Hintzel and Terry
Muniz in Class A competition.
In Table Tennis, Mike Bearow
and Rand Levy defeated Ray Bal-
lenfield and Joe Musumeci in the
Class A division. Lincoln Kruse
and Peter Kruse won Class B by
defeating Son Nguyen and Nam
Donna Imy and Melissa Koldus
captured the Women’s Table Ten
nis title while David Baggett and
Donna Skaggs took Co-Rec A hon
ors. They defeated Sandy and Kel
ly Conley and Mary Hise and
Bruce Laborde, respectively.
Diane Enstes and Bobby
Soepangkat victory over Martin
Vela and Mary Strawls won them
the Co-Rec Class B title.
Soccer action was completed on
Sunday with seven champions be
ing named in the various divisions.
Men’s champions were Schlitz,
Angstrom and Space Group in
Classes A, B, and C, respectively.
Class Co-Rec champs in Classes
A and B were the Harlequin and
the Strikers. Women’s champs
were the Krueger Kicks and
Legett in A and B respectively.
These three sports wrap up the
fall intramural calendar. Our con
gratulations go to not only these
winner but all winners and partici
pants of another successfvd fall
This ad is sponsored by your
local McDonald’s® Restaurants at
University Drive and Manor East
Mall. Photos by David Hurst.
Stories by John Bramblett.
Late entries will be accepted^
space is available in Intramura
ketball. These entries will be m
between Monday, January
Thursday, January 22. If you ^
yet entered your team, besuretotf
advantage of this second opening
% Holiday Hours
S DeWare Fieldhouse, C. Rollie White Coliseum and Je J
55 Pool wil be operating under an abbreviated schedue
'SjjH upcoming semester break. The following schedule wi
Dec. 20 - Tan. 4*
Dec. 20 - Jan. 4*
Jan. 5 - Jan.
Jan. 12 - Jan. 18
10 a.m. - 6 p m.
Noon - 2 p m.
4 p.m. - midnight (Mf)
8 a.m. - midnight s & )
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (* -
10a.m.-8 P .mjS&S)
Noon - 2 p.m. (Mj)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. MT
1p.m. -5 p.m. (S&S)
DeWare and Pool will be same as Jan. 5 - H- ^ pi
G. Rollie 4 p.m. - midnight
8 a.m.-. midnight ( S& 1
*A11 facilities will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
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week. Although Martin’s team lost in the T
finals, he is still entitled to a B.O.G. card ft