Corpus Christi Sports Commission Honors Local Sports Legends through Sports Hall of Fame & Awards Show

Thank you for joining us for a night of community celebration
and sport excellence

We appreciate you joining us for a night of community celebration and sports excellence. This event, held on June 6, 2024, celebrates Coastal Bend achievements in sports and honors the diverse ways that sports enriches our community. Your presence helps us commemorate the local sports community and its significant impact on shaping and uniting the Coastal Bend Region. Thank you for being a part of this special occasion!

Coastal Bend Sports Hall of Fame & Awards Show Inductees

Eugene Upshaw

Trailblazing Figure Transcended Gridiron, Leaving Lasting Legacy

Eugene 'Gene' Upshaw, a titan in the world of American football, cemented his legacy as one of the game's greatest players and leaders. Learn more about his remarkable career with the Oakland Raiders and discover his journey from a standout college athlete to his dominance on the professional football field. 

Philip Danaher

High School Football Coaching Legend Left Lasting Legacy

Discover the inspiring journey of Phil Danaher, a Texas high school football coaching legend, and his remarkable career milestones. Learn how Danaher’s influence transcends victories, shaping the lives of countless players both on and off the field, making him a true icon in the world of football.

Amy Acuff

High-Flying Track & Field Star Achievement Set New Heights for Aspiring Athletes

Amy Acuff, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, knows how to aim high—literally and figuratively. The record-setting high jumper has made an impressive five appearances in the Olympics, showcasing her exceptional talent and determination on the world stage.

Kitty O'Neil

Record-breaking Stuntwoman Continues to Leave a Mark

Discover the remarkable story of Kitty O'Neil, a groundbreaking stuntwoman and speed racer whose fearless spirit defied the odds and inspired millions. Despite being deaf since infancy, O'Neil fearlessly pursued her passion for speed and adventure, setting numerous land speed records and performing daring stunts in Hollywood films. Learn the incredible journey of a trailblazer who shattered stereotypes and paved the way for future generations of women in motorsports and entertainment.


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Additional Thanks to Our Partners
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