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Jerry Sutterfield - 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Sutterfield - 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee - Texas Girls Coaches Association.

In the course of his 36-year career—30 of them at Highland Park Independent School District—he has coached more than 10,000 student athletes, and has mentored another 20,000 non-athletes. In his coach’s notebook, all of them are winners.

Under Coach Sutterfield, the Girls Cross-Country Teams at Highland Park High School won a record nine UIL 4A State Championships, including three in a row, twice —1997, 1998, 1999, and 2010, 2011 and 2012.


In 1999, Jerry was named the National High School Girls Cross Country Coach of The Year. In all, Coach Sutterfield has been recognized as a “Coach of the Year” by various groups 14 times.

Lynn Seaton, Class of ’75, a 2016 Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee

Over his career, he has worked with jazz greats, including Mel Torme, the Count Basie Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson and MANY others.  He has performed in over 35 countries and 49 of the 50 United States. He has also performed on television broadcasts including CBS Sunday Morning, and radio broadcasts including NPR and several European stations.  Lynn has also participated in over 125 recording sessions.


Lynn has several critically acclaimed recordings under his own name: "Bassman's Basement" is available on Timeless Records, “Solo Bass Flights” on Omnitone, “Live!!!” on ISB, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Nagel Heyer and “Zoom Blewz” on Armored Records. Kendor Press has published his book "Jazz Solos for Bass". Lynn was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, honored as a Sammons Artist of the year, named a Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate, and selected to be a Fulbright Scholar to teach and perform in Riga, Latvia.


He is currently living in Highland Village, Texas, working and recording with many great jazz artists, and leading his own trio.

Bruce Humphrey, Class of '75, inducted into 2016 TPS Hall of Fame

Bruce Humphrey was a 1975 All-State first baseman for Hale as the Rangers won a baseball state title. He was the 134th player chosen in the major league draft that year, a sixth-round selection by Minnesota. But he signed with the University of Tulsa instead and batted .335 over the next three seasons before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies in ’78.

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