McGuire, Allison Named to Texas HS Football Hall of Fame

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire and Double T Varsity Club executive director Rodney Allison have been named to the 2022 class for the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame with induction set for May 7 in Waco.

McGuire, who spent 14 seasons building a state-championship program at Cedar Hill prior to joining the collegiate ranks, and Allison are two of nine inductees as part of the 2022 class, joining the likes of Dick Stafford (Temple HS), Ray Rhodes ( Mexia HS), Tony Brackens (Fairfield HS), Shea Walker (Port Arthur HS), Colt McCoy (Tuscola Jim Ned HS), special contributor Robert Wilcox (Iowa Park) and fellow coach John Parchman (Midland Lee HS).

Over his 14 seasons leading Cedar Hill, McGuire took a Longhorns program that hadn’t won a playoff game prior to his arrival and developed it into one of the state’s most winning cultures. Cedar Hill advanced to the playoffs over 12-consecutive seasons under McGuire, ending those runs with state titles on three occasions – in 2006 and then in 2013 and 2014.

McGuire, who also led Cedar Hill to a runner-up finish in 2012, compiled an impressive 141-42 record during his tenure, which featured nine bi-district titles and seven district crowns. He was previously inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor as part of its 2020 class.

“It’s an absolute honor to be recognized as part of the 2022 class for the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame,” McGuire said. “The list of legends who have roamed the sidelines under the Friday Night Lights in this state is endless, so to be considered in the same category of so many of those great coaches is truly an honor my family and I will cherish. I can’ t thank our players and my staff at Cedar Hill enough for the hard work they poured into our program to create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Allison, meanwhile, was an All-State quarterback at Odessa High School in the Permian Basin prior to his stellar career as a Red Raider. Allison rushed for 1,140 yards and threw for another 1,115 as a senior at Odessa High, leading the tradition-rich program to a win over rival Odessa Permian while earning All-America, All-State and All-Region honors in the process.

Allison remains one of the top quarterbacks in Texas Tech history after leading the Red Raiders to the Southwest Conference title in 1976 as part of a 10-win season that featured an appearance in the Bluebonnet Bowl. He was named the SWC Most Valuable Player as a junior in 1976 as well as the MVP of the Bluebonnet Bowl.

After ending his playing career, Allison enjoyed 30-plus seasons as a collegiate coach with assistant stops at the likes of Duke, Southern Miss, Auburn, Clemson and his alma mater as well as a five-year run as the head coach at Tennessee- Chattanooga from 2003-08. He is currently the executive director of the Double T Varsity Club, the official letterwinners association of Texas Tech Athletics.

“It is an honor to be associated with the top players from what I consider the best state in the country to play high school football,” Allison said. “I still cherish the many memories I was able to make during my football career, and this is just one more to add to that list. My family and I are incredibly grateful to be included in the 2022 class.”

Members of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame are selected by a statewide committee made up of sportswriters, high school football coaches and members of the Texas High School Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.

No public tickets will be available for this year’s induction ceremony, according to the announcement made by the Hall of Fame staff.

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