Hall of Fame

Roy Sewell

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 1994
Roy Sewell attended Lipscomb from 1948-1952 where he was an outstanding member of the Lipscomb basketball team. For his efforts Roy was named All-Conference (VSAC) both his junior and senior seasons. He was also named Honorable Mention All-American in 1951 and 1952. Besides Roy's ability as a player he was also a leader on the court, serving as team captain both his junior and senior seasons. Roy was one of the key players that helped lead Lipscomb to outstanding seasons in 1950-51, winning 18 games, and in 1951-52, winning 19 games. Never before had the Lipscomb basketball program experienced such success. After leaving Lipscomb Roy dedicated his life to teaching and coaching young people at York Institute and White County High School. Roy is in an elite group of high school coaches as he has won over 600 games and led his team to the state tournament on six different occasions. In 1966 Roy was honored by his peers by being voted Mid-State Coach of the Year. Roy Sewell was not only a player who left his mark on the Lipscomb basketball program, but a man who has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching thousands of young people.