Coach Gammon was the swimming coach of Duncanville H.S. for 28 years. During his tenure, DHS won 31 District Championships and two Regional Titles. He was selected by his peers as the District Coach of the Year more than 20 times and the Regional coach of the year three times. Under his direction, he has sent qualifiers to the UIL State Meet in 22 of the 26 years and has had five State Champions, two State Record holders as well as the Outstanding Competitor in the State meet twice. DHS Swimmers have attained All-American status 17 times, including the fastest high school swimmer in the nation in 1986.
Horace “Sonny” Kemble
Sonny was instrumental in the DISD Athletic Department prior to retirement and even after retirement, working here since 1992. He organized staff to work all the numerous sporting events, filling in whenever necessary. Sonny was meticulous in balancing tickets sold to money received and had a great mind to stay on top of all activities. Sonny was a tail gunner in World War II and has many great stories about that period of time. He was also a Coach in the Dallas ISD for many years.
Alison was a four-year varsity basketball player under Coach Meadows, and played on the State Championship Teams in 1988, 1989, & 1990. During her senior year she was MVP of the Sandra Meadows Classic Basketball Tournament, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star Telegram Area Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, as well as Academic All-State. She was the USA Today Texas Player of the Year and Dallas All Sports Association-High School Female Athlete of the Year.
Alison attended the University of Arkansas on a full basketball scholarship. She came back to Duncanville to teach and coach in the Reed Middle School Gym named after her father. She now is a teacher in Van Alstyne ISD and is the mother of two daughters.
Saber won the State Championship in girls singles tennis for Duncanville ISD in 2000. She won second place in doubles competition with partner Lauren Walker as a sophomore in 1998, and second place in singles (losing to Lauren Walker who had moved to New Braunfels) as a junior in 1999. She continued her nationally-ranked status while attending TCU earning her 12 straight-set win by defeating Marie Stepanova.
Faye and Raye Wilson
These athletic twins helped bring attention to Duncanville in the early 1950s with their outstanding abilities on the basketball court. The attention they brought to Duncanville ISD Athletics helped to bring the SWAAU Girls Basketball Tournament to Duncanville in 1951, and it continues today as the Sandra Meadows Basketball Classic. Their Pantherette team went to the State Tournament in 1952, and Faye was honored with the All-State Team designation. After graduation, they attended Wayland Baptist College on basketball scholarships.
During their years at Wayland, they played for the Hutcherson Flying Queens who were never defeated, won 131 consecutive games and won four National AAU championships. Both sisters were named to the National AAU All American Team in 1954, 1955, and 1956. They were chosen to play in the 1955 Pan American Olympic games in Mexico City, where they won a gold medal for the USA.
NOTIFICATION: District Closed Thursday Due to Winter Weather
Duncanville ISD will be closed on Thursday, February 2nd, due to winter weather that is expected to make roadway conditions hazardous. All classes are canceled, district offices will be closed, and afterschool activities are canceled.
No decision has been made regarding school for Friday, February 3rd. We’ll continue to monitor the weather.
Duncanville ISD estará cerrado el 2 de febrero debido al clima invernal que se espera que hagaque las condiciones de las carreteras sean peligrosas. El jueves, 2 de febrero no habrá clases, las actividades extraescolares se cancelarán y las oficinasdel distrito estarán cerradas.