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Bob Hooper
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service/Coach


Bob Hooper will always be remembered for his love for David Lipscomb University. After graduating from Lipscomb in 1954, Bob would return to Lipscomb in 1960 to begin his long working relationship until his retirement in 1998. During his career Bob was a fixture on the Lipscomb campus with his dedication as one of the school’s most respected professors. Bob would serve as Chairman of the Lipscomb History and Political Science Department from 1963-1993. Bob’s love for Lipscomb athletics has been invaluable working with Lipscomb athletes, the Bison Club and serving as the school’s tennis coach in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Bob is also considered an outstanding author showing his dedication for Lipscomb with his historical writings. Because of his love for Lipscomb athletics Bob Hooper, the historian, will always be a part of Lipscomb athletic 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.