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Jerry Dugan
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame

Jerry Dugan played baseball at Lipscomb from 1956-1960. In 1960 Jerry served as Captain of the Bison baseball team and was ranked among the nation’s elite in stolen bases. After leaving Lipscomb, Jerry returned to his home state of Alabama where he would achieve legendary status as a high school basketball coach. Jerry coached at the Hazel-Green High School from 1961-1967, where he captured the Alabama State Championship in 1967. From 1967 until his retirement in 1998 Jerry coached at Lee High School, where in 1968 he captured a second Alabama State Basketball Championship. During his coaching career, Jerry would win an amazing 610 games. Over the years Jerry has been honored for his accomplishments by being named to the Alabama Madison County Hall of Fame, Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame and Huntsville Athletic Booster Hall of Fame. The ultimate honor came when Jerry captured his 600th career win and Lee High School renamed their gymnasium “Dugan Hall”, in Jerry’s honor. Jerry, along with his brother Ken Dugan, are considered two of the most successful brother coaches in sports history. Jerry Dugan, a former successful Lipscomb athlete who obtained the ultimate success in Alabama sports history.

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.