Burrell selected for Texas Sports Hall of Fame ballot

Should be a shoe-in

Burrell selected for Texas Sports Hall of Fame ballot


Burrell, a former Houston sprinter, long jumper and 100-meter dash world record holder, has coached the Cougars for 21 years and is, according to assistant coach and former UH sprinter Carl Lewis, one of the “hottest” coaches in the nation.

The one-time Olympic gold medalist has lead Houston to a combined 42 conference championships in his time as head of the program and was inducted into the University’s Hall of Honor in 2000.

His induction ceremony, should he be elected, will take place March 28, 2020.

Other nominees include 1992 Olympic gold medalist and current University of Houston track and field coach Leroy Burrell, Houston native and longtime Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver, Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, TCU football coach Gary Patterson and former Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock, who was on the bench for the franchise’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1999.