HONORARY SADDLE TRAMPS

Everyone listed below has contributed in some way, shape, or form to the success of Saddle Tramps. Because of this, we honor them with the highest respect possible for us, by making them an Honorary Saddle Tramp.

 
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WICK ALEXANDER

Donated The Saddle Tramp Van

DEAN ALLEN

Former Dean of Men and Tech Tennis Coach. Former Director of the Dad's and Mom's Association.

CAROL BAKER

Tech Assistant Athletic Director and former Ticket Manager.

KEITH BEARDEN

Served as Texas Tech Band Director from 1982-2003

RICK BIGHAM

Painted Saddle Tramp Suburban. He also maintained vehicle free of charge.

RALPH BLODGETT

Purchaser of much of the old Astroturf when it replaced in Jones Stadium. Owner of a private jet used to fly in Athletic Recruits. He also donated black jerseys which Tech wore when they defeated the University of Houston 22-21 in 1978

DAN BURNS

Former Saddle Tramp Sponsor. Former director of the SUB. He currently manages the United Supermarkets Arena for daily operations.

DR JOHN BURNS

Former Saddle Tramp Sponsor

LAURO CAVAZOS

President of Texas Tech from 1980-1988

W.C. COLE

Former Saddle Tramp Sponsor and former manager of Texas Tech Bookstore.

JACK DALE

Does Play by play for ASRN and Red Raider basketball games.

BILL DEAN

Saddle Tramp Sponsor, former President of Alumni Association, Professor in the college of Mass Communication

SPIKE DYKES

Head Football Coach at Texas Tech from 1986-1999

GENE GIBSON

Head Basketball Coach at Texas Tech from 1962-1969

RICK GILBERT

Radio Personality with KLLL and the public address announcer for the Lady Raiders and Tech baseball games.

DR JAMES GRAVES

Former Saddle Tramp Sponsor

LINDL GRAVES

Made the 50th Anniversary Cape for Raider Red

DR RONALD HARAGAN

Former Saddle Tramp Sponsor from 1974-1977 as well as President of the University from 1996-2000

LARRY HAYS

Former Texas Tech Baseball Coach who was fourth in NCAA to achieve 1,500 career wins. Hays is the winningest coach in Texas Tech Baseball's History.

DR WALLACE HESS

Texas Tech Team Physician

GAYE JOHNSON

Service to Raider Red for 15 years.

DEAN KILLION

Served as Tech band director from 1959-
1982.

BOBBY KNIGHT

Former Texas Tech Basketball coach who won his 880th game coaching the Red Raiders establishing him as the winningest coach in NCAA history.

DAN LAW

Donated the lighting for the baseball field.

DR ROBERT LAWLESS

Former president of Texas Tech.

JOSEPH (JOE) MACLEAN

Former Saddle Tramp sponsor.

TAYLOR MCNEEL

Former recruiting coordinator.

CHANCELLOR JOHN MONTFORD

First chancellor of Texas Tech University and Health Science Center.

GERALD MYERS

Former head basketball coach and former Athletic Director.

BOB NASH

Former station manager of KFYO.

DAVID NORTHINGTON

Former Saddle Tramps sponsor.

FRED PENTICOST

Aided in the creation and maintenance of set of shotguns used by the Saddle Tramps.

GERALD ROGERS

Former announcer for all Tech football and basketball home games.

PRESTON SMITH

Former governor of Texas and graduate of Texas Tech.

CHRIS SNEAD

Saddle Tramps Sponsor

BOB SULLIGAN

Former Saddle Tramps sponsor.

JESS STILES

Former defensive end coach and presently Assistant Athletic Director.

RUTH STURTS

Former athletic ticket manager at Texas Tech.

DR JAMES WANGBURG

Former Saddle Tramps sponsor.

DIRK WEST

Co-creator of Raider Red. Promoted Texas Tech and Red Raider athletics through his artistic talents and was the Mayor of Lubbock in the 1970’s.

MARY WEST

Wife of Raider Red creator Dirk West and holder of Raider Red’s rights.

M.A. (JOE) WINGAR

Former Saddle Tramps sponsor and former Director of Stenographic Services. He also designed Bangin’ Bertha.

MR. & MRS. ALAN WHITE

Donated $300,000 for the new bonfire pit.

ERIC FUGATE (RANGER RICK)

Lubbock County police officer and loyal supporter of the Saddle Tramps.

The Saddle Tramps Would Like To Thank These People For Their Dedication And Service To Help Saddle Tramps And/Or Texas Tech.

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