INDUCTION DAY: Five to join SHS Athletics HOF


Coach Randall Edwards    1990-2007

Coach-Football – Track

Coach Randall Edwards came to Stephenville in the fall of 1990 to coach football and track. He helped the Yellow Jackets reach the playoffs for sixteen of his seventeen years and win four State Championships. Edwards served as Linebacker coach for the Yellow Jackets. Edwards coached with head coaches Art Briles, Mike Copeland, and Chad Morris. During his twelve years as head track coach, he won the District Championship in 1996 and 2006.

Edwards was also named to the coaching staff for the 1994 THSCA All Star football game. He graduated from Abilene High in 1976 and Hardin Simmons University in 1981. He received his Masters Degree in Mid Management from Tarleton State University in 1996. Edwards is currently retired from coaching and is substitute teaching for the Stephenville ISD.

Parents were the late Bennie and Jessie Edwards of Abilene.  He has two brothers and a sister that live in Abilene. Spouse is Kay Ann Edwards who is now retired after 26 years teaching for SISD.  Children are Courtney Brock and husband John who live in Sugarland, and Amy Kay Tietjen and her husband Matt who live in Wylie, and Eric Edwards who lives and coaches in Midlothian.  Grandkids are Riley, Reed, Reece Brock, and Mason Tietjen  and one on the way in February

Makayla Elliott  2005-2008


Makayla was a two sport letterman for SHS from 2005-2008. Makayla played as a Middle Blocker for the Varsity Volleyball team from 2005-2007. Makayla received Second Team

All-District honors as a sophomore, playing on the Regional Semi-Finalist team. During her junior season, Makayla served as Team Captain and assisted her team in becoming Regional Quarterfinalists. She received honors of First-Team-All-District, as well as, selection to the All-State Team. During her senior season, Makayla again served as Team Captain leading her teammates to become Area Finalists. She received honors as the Middle Blocker of the Year for District 8-4A and was selected Most Valuable Player by coaches and fellow teammates. Makayla threw the discus for the SHS Varsity Track and Field team from 2005-2008. During her freshman season, Makayla was the District Runner-Up and competed at the Regional Track Meet. During her sophomore season, Makayla was the District Champion and placed fifth at the Regional Track Meet. During her junior season, Makayla was the District Champion, the Regional Champion, and State UIL Silver Medalist. During her senior season, Makayla was the District Champion, Regional Champion, and State UIL Gold Medalist in the discus throw. She was selected to the All-State Track and Field Team and was awarded Most Valuable Field Athlete by her coaches and fellow teammates. That season, Makayla recorded a best throw of 150′ 9″ to earn her the best throw recorded by a SHS female athlete; a record she still holds today. Although Makayla excelled in athletics, those were not her only accomplishments. She was selected as Academic All-District Team in 2007-2008, as well as, Academic All-State in 2007-2008.

Spouse: Preston Hart   Parents: Chuck and Debra Elliott   Brother: Chuck Elliott   Grandparents: Tubba and Peggy Roberson

(Tubba was a previous SHS HOF inductee)

Barbara Shipp Leesley    1965-1969

Basketball – Track

Barbara lettered three years in basketball, was a starting forward as a junior on the state

championship team in 1968 earning all district and Comanche all tournament team honors.

In 1969 she was a unanimous all district and Granbury all tournament team choice, and scored 460 points and 100 rebounds. In addition to basketball Barbara was a member of the tennis team from 1966-1968 and the first track team to win district and regional championships.

Parents – Eileen and Dayton Shipp, husband – Michael Leesley, two children – Megan and Simon.

Allison Snow     2004-2008

Softball – Volleyball

Allison excelled in softball all 4 years of high school. She played where ever the coach needed her the most. She played catcher, first base, outfield and even pitcher during her high school career. As a freshman, in the spring of 2005, she was 2nd team all-district (as a catcher) and received the Fighting Heart Award. In 2006 she was named 1st team all-district, Honeybee MVP, Academic all-district and was chosen for the Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team. Her junior year in 2007 she was again 1st team all-district, Honeybee MVP, and academic

all-district. Lastly, her senior year, 2008, she was pitcher/first baseman and was named the district 8-4A Defensive Player of the year, 3rd team ALL-State first baseman, Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team, and Honeybee MVP. Allison was the first Honeybee to sign a letter of intent for a Division I Softball program and played all 4 years for Texas State University. She went on to help the Bobcats win 4 Southland Conference Championships and 2 NCAA.

Regional appearances in 2008-2012. Allison also lettered in Volleyball her junior and senior year. She was Academic all-district both years, regional quarter finalists in 2007, and area finalist in 2008.

Parents are Frank and Christie Snow and Sister Courtney and husband Steven Bailey

Trey Taylor      2004-2008


Trey is Stephenville’s only four year varsity letterman in both football and basketball, and he also excelled in track. In football, Trey was Academic All State all four years, his sophomore year, Trey made All-District outside linebacker. As a junior, Trey was selected Unanimous First Team All-District Running Back and won the award for Best Running Back. Trey’s senior year, he was awarded Unanimous First Team All-District Running Back, Honorable Mention All-State Running Back, Most Valuable Player, and was selected to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Team. In basketball, Trey made Academic All-State all four years in high school. In both is sophomore and junior years, Trey was selected Unanimous First Team All-District Point Guard and won the Team Assist Award each year. Trey’s senior year, he was selected Unanimous First Team All-District Point Guard, was selected to the All Big Country All Star Team, won the Team Assist Award, and was named Most Valuable Player. In track, Trey was a Regional Qualifier on the 1600 Meter Relay Team.

Parents: Sam and Delaina Taylor

Grandparents: Sam (also in the hall of fame after coaching girls basketball state championship team) and Joy Taylor

Bob and Deanna Glasgow

Children: Dru (son) and Peyton (daughter) Taylor


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