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Henderson State Announces Hall of Fame Class

Henderson State has announced its 17th Reddie Hall of Honor class which includes some of the most legendary figures in HSU history.
ARKADELPHIA, AR- Henderson State has announced its 17th Reddie Hall of Honor class which includes some of the most legendary figures in HSU history.

This year's event will take place at the Garrison Center Day Gym on the Henderson campus with festivities beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the Henderson Athletic Department at 870-230-5161.

Category I (football and basketball) inductees include long-time assistant football coach George Baker, and football player and coach Rick Minter. Category II (other sports) inductees include multiple-sport athlete Guss Robey, and former baseball player Doug Smith. From Category III, which includes all women's sports at HSU, the inductees are four-sport standout Sue Ehrgood and softball player Kelcie Glidden. Selected from the Heritage Category is multiple sports athlete, coach and longtime professor Woody Jolley.

George Baker served as an assistant football coach from 1974 to 1995 and was a part of four AIC Championships and two NAIA playoff teams. Baker coached several positions at Henderson including serving as defensive coordinator.

After a short stint in the U.S. Army, Baker joined Coach Sporty Carpenter’s staff in 1974. He also is an author, having written a book about Carpenter entitled “When Lightning Struck the Outhouse.”

Rick Minter was a three-year starter at defensive end for the Reddies and was selected First Team All-AIC in 1975. He also earned honorable mention honors in 1976. Minter played on three AIC Championship teams (1973, 74 & 75). He served as a coach with the Reddies in 1977.
Minter was head football coach at the University of Cincinnati from 1994 to 2003 where he won more games than any coach in UC history. He led the Bearcats to four postseason bowl games and was co-champion of Conference USA in 2002.

Minter spent one season at South Carolina serving as an assistant coach for Lou Holtz. He then served as defensive coordinator at Marshall in 2008 and 2009. He was also a defensive coordinator at the University of Notre Dame from 2005-07. Minter also has collegiate coaching experiences at Kentucky, Ball State, New Mexico State, North Carolina State, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas.

Minter is currently inside linebackers coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Guss Robey played football and baseball from 1963-1967. Robey was a 1966 First-Team All-AIC selection in football.

During the 1966 season, Robey had 52 receptions for 825 yards and five touchdowns. Robey currently ranks eighth in career receiving yards at HSU having a total of 1,249 yards on 80 receptions.
Doug Smith was the 1989 AIC Player of the Year and a NAIA All-American. He led the AIC in hitting having a .450 average (58-for-129).

The Reddie outfielder also earned First-Team All-AIC honors in 1988 after posting a .412 batting average. Smith holds the Henderson career record for batting average with a .432 mark having gone 105-for-243.

Sue Ehrgood was a four-sport athlete at Henderson State, playing four years on the Lady Reddie volleyball team, three years as a member of the tennis team, two years on the women’s basketball team, and one year on the HSU swim team. Ehrgood was a vital member of the 1972 State Championship tennis team as well as the 1972 State Championship volleyball team.

She started the Elementary Physical Education program at Magnet Cove and taught physical education there for 25 years. She then became the Elementary School guidance counselor  for 10 years at Magnet Cove.

Ehrgood also served as a volunteer official time keeper for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Henderson for 35 years. She was the recipient of the Henderson State Outstanding Physical Education Major Award in 1973, Spencer Holt Award 1973, “H” Award, and the Kathy Muse Award.

Kelcie Glidden is Henderson’s first softball player to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. Glidden, who played an important part in building the Henderson State softball program, was a four-time First-Team All-Gulf South Conference selection.

Glidden was named the Gulf South Conference Shortstop of the Decade in the West Division after being a three-time All-Region Selection and 2008 Daktronics All-South Region Player of the Year. Glidden earned All-American Honors in 2008 after having a .419 batting average with 15 home runs. She also earned NFCA All-Region honors in 2008.


Woody Jolley was a multiple sport athlete at Henderson State from 1960 to 1963. Jolley was a three-time All-AIC selection in football and was team captain in 1963, helping guide the Reddies to an AIC Championship. Jolley also lettered two years in track and two years in swimming.
Jolley later returned to Henderson State to coach the Reddie track and cross country teams. He led Henderson to the AIC and District 17 cross country championship and was named Coach of the Year in 1990.

Jolley had great success in the high school coaching ranks at Little Rock Parkview. Jolley’s teams finished as Class AAAA cross country state runners-up in 1972, 1973 1975 and 1976. In 1980, Parkview won the Class AAAA  Arkansas State Championship. In 1981, Parkview finished as runners-up at the track and field state meet.
          
Jolley has been an advocate for track and field in the state of Arkansas over the last four decades. Jolley was inducted into the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2012.

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