The TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame is Proud to Announce Its 2006 Class of Inductees
Aug. 24, 2006
The TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. The annual event, recognizing former Horned Frog student-athletes for their achievements in competition and in the community, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. The dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the program shortly thereafter. The inductees will also be honored at halftime of TCU's football game against BYU on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.
This year's TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame class includes: Steve Garmon '65-football; Henry "Hank" Ohlen '54-basketball; Darrell Patterson '84-football; Steve Stamp '82-baseball and football; and Jimmy Torres '73-baseball. Lettermen's Association President David Rascoe '88-football will welcome the guests. Horned Frog play-by-play voice Brian Estridge will team up with TCU color analyst John Denton '85-football to be the Masters of Ceremonies.
As a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service, it is no wonder Steve Garmon '65 received the MVP in 1963 and All-Southwest Conference honors in '63 and '64. Garmon received a TCU football scholarship from 1960-`65. He graduated with a B.S. in political science and a master's of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
After graduation, Garmon accepted an appointment as Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service initially stationed in New Orleans conducting criminal investigations. Soon he was transferred and assigned to the Presidential Protection Division quickly moving from a "journeyman level" position to be the Deputy Director. His operational Secret Service assignments included protection of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. He also provided protection to numerous high level U.S. government officials and foreign dignitaries. Garmon also served as the Director of Security and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Garmon tenure with with the federal government totaled 36 years. He and his wife Ann currently reside in Orlean, Virginia and are involved with their three daughters: Stephanie, Ashleigh and Caroline. He is a member of the Lettermen's Association and TCU Frog Club.
Graduating cum laude in 1954 with a geology and math degree, Dr. Henry "Hank" Ohlen '54 also made a name for himself on the basketball court. Scoring 30+ points four times in one season, Ohlen played on the 1952 and '53 Southwest Conference championship basketball teams. He was named the All SWC center in '53.
After graduation, Ohlen went on to receive a Master's of Arts at TCU in '56 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in '60. He was an exploration geologist with Shell Oil for 11 years before becoming a consultant in Denver. Ohlen is a current member of the Lettermen's Association and he and his wife Vilma Stacher '54 live in Albuquerque. Ohlen has three children.
As the school's all-time leader in total tackles, Darrell Patterson '84 is in his second season as an inside linebackers' coach for Stanford University. As a four-year letterman from 1979-'82, Patterson was a 44 game starter and received numerous awards including the Abe Martin award in '82.
After graduation, Patterson was drafted by the Giants and played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League. After receiving numerous awards during his playing career, Patterson began his collegiate coaching career in 1991 for the British Columbia Lions. Patterson is a member of the Lettermen's Association. He and his wife Julie have three children: Michael, Monika and Meghan.
Initially signed by the Denver Broncos and later by the Oklahoma Outlaws, Steve Stamp '82 started his collegiate career in two sports. As a four-year football letterman from 1978-'81 and a two-year letterman in baseball '79-'80, Stamp was honored with multiple awards. He led the nation in passing efficiency, received the MVP award in '82 and was the first player in SWC history to throw for five touchdowns in a single game, TCU vs. UTA in '81.
Stamp is currently the President of Tindall Record Storage and is an assistant coach for his daughters' "Texas Lightning" basketball team. He has been married for 17 years to Kristie and has six children: Brandon, Colby, Chad, Ashley, Chelsea and Jenny. He is a member of the Lettermen's Association.
A member of the Southwest Conference co-champions baseball team and SWC MVP in 1972, Jimmy Torres '73 served as the baseball team's co-captain in '72 and '73. Torres lettered four years as an outfielder and earned All-Southwest conference honors in '72.
After graduating with a B.S. in education, Torres began his teaching career. He recently retired as the Director of Secondary Schools for the Fort Worth Independent School District after 33 years. He and his wife Glynna have two children: Teri and Tracie. Torres has served on the TCU National Alumni Board and is also a member of the TCU Frog Club and Lettermen's Association.
For contact information on this year's inductees, or to request interview time with them before or after the banquet, please call Marisa Schenke in the TCU Frog Club office at 817-257-5471.