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Roy Sewell
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
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.
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.