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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Jerry Haggard

Class of 2019

Jerry Haggard | 1961-1964 | Monterey High School | Baseball, Basketball

Jerry Haggard was an outstanding athlete at Monterey High School from 1961-1964, playing both basketball and baseball. It is unique for an athlete to excel at two sports, but it is extremely difficult when those two sports have seasons that overlap. The player does not get the benefit of the pre-season training for that second sport. Oftentimes he must spend the first portion of the season “catching up” with his teammates. Not so with Jerry, as his athletic skills allowed him to make the transition from basketball to baseball seamlessly and to play at a very high level. Jerry was a three-year letterman in both basketball and baseball. He played basketball for Coach Gerald Myers (a 2018 inductee into the Lubbock ISD Hall of Honor) and was a part of the first boy’s basketball team from MHS to qualify for the state tournament in 1962. During his junior year he was named to the All-Tournament Team of the prestigious Caprock Holiday Basketball Tournament. During his senior year he would be named as a captain of the basketball team, another high honor. In baseball Jerry was again a three-year letterman and was a part of three teams that reached the regional level of competition. In 1963 he played on the second MHS team to qualify for the UIL state tournament. Jerry was named to the All-District teams in both 1963 and 1964. He was also named captain of the baseball team his senior year. At the end of his senior year, Jerry was offered an athletic scholarship to Texas Tech, where he was given the opportunity to play both basketball and baseball and continued to excel in both sports. He was a three-year letterman in both sports (freshmen were not eligible for varsity competition). In 1968, he was named to the Basketball All-Southwest Conference 2nd Team. He was named captain of the basketball team his senior year. Jerry still holds three of the top ten free throw records at Tech, including free throw percentage (194 of 227). Jerry’s athletic prowess continued on the baseball diamond, as he was the leading hitter for the Raiders in both 1968 and 1969. In 1969, he won the SWC batting title. In 1968, he was named to the All-Southwest Conference Baseball team, becoming the first Tech baseball player to receive such an honor. That honor was repeated in 1969. He was also named to the All Region VI Teams in both 1968 and 1969. In 1969 Jerry was selected as an All-American in Baseball, again the first Tech player to be awarded that honor in baseball. Because of his leadership and athletic skills, Jerry was named captain his senior year. Following his athletic career at Texas Tech, Jerry was drafted by the Cleveland Indians Baseball organization, and advanced to the AAA level before retiring from the game. Jerry Haggard is one of the finest athletes to come through Monterey High School.
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