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James R. Byers, Jr.
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service
Brother Byers served on the Board of Directors of David Lipscomb College for thirty years. Six of those years were as chairman. He moved to Nashville in 1961 and became an avid supporter of Bison Athletics. Byers was an individual who gave of his time, money and himself for the betterment of Lipscomb Athletics. He died on June 1, 1974, while attending the NAIA Baseball World Series in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.