Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees 2011
Guy Greening ended his 30-year boys soccer coaching career with a record of 485-138-48, which was second all-time in Texas and 39th on a national level. Guy led the Duncanville School Soccer program from 1978 to 1999 and won a state championship with his 1986 boys team. He later moved on to coach in Flower Mound where he went 97-59-17 through the 2007 season with four playoff appearances.
Overall, Greening’s teams made playoffs in 22 of 29 years. He had three state qualifying seasons, coached 41 All State players, two All-Americans, had four players named to the U.S. National Youth Team and six drafted to play professionally. He has led coaching clinics statewide and worked with the Olympic Development Program. He’s also a founding member of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches and in 1994 was the only public high school coach in the USA to host a team for the 1994 World Cup (Republic of Korea).
In 1992, he was named Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Coach Greening was president of TASCO two times and was recently named to the TASCO Hall of Honor.
Chris Hill is a home-grown Duncanville boy who became one of the best left-handed pitchers to go through the DHS baseball program. Chris’s senior year was 1987, and he still holds the all-time school record of 12.01 strike outs per game. He is 2nd only on the all-time list to Keith Creel with 166 strikeouts in a season. Chris was 17-6 as a pitcher and hit .317 in his two years on the varsity team.
Chris was drafted by the Mets and played professional baseball for 10 years with the Mets, Astros, Red Sox, and Orioles, never losing sight of his ultimate goal of continuing his education to become a coach and teacher. After his playing days were over, Chris coached for four years at Northwood University under former DHS Coach Pat Malcheski, and continues to coach baseball at the high school level. Chris has been married to Joni for 20 years and they have two sons.
Dana graduated from Decatur in 1962 and from North Texas with a BS in Education. She earned her Master’s Degree from Tarleton State in 1976. Dana coached basketball, volleyball, and tennis in Olney from 1966 to 1971 and basketball and volleyball in Boswell from 1971 to 1977. The Boswell High School Annual was dedicated to her in 1977.
Coach Sandra Meadows hired Dana in 1977 as basketball coach. Coach McCarroll remained in that position for 22 years until she retired in 1999. She was a phenomenal freshman coach, compiling a record of 456-27 in basketball and 472-77 in volleyball. Dana was a member of the PTA and TEA for 33 years. She was a member of the Texas Girl’s Coaching Association for 33 years and a director for two years.
Dana had a positive influence on her students, her athletes, her school, and the community. She was an extremely loyal employee and unbelievably hard worker. Dana never received a lot of credit; however, the athletes that Dana coached received a great foundation athletically and also great character building skills. Dana’s student athletes listened to her, they loved her, and they laughed with her as we all did for 22 years.
Coach Winnett changed a culture in Duncanville from being a school and town with a golf team to a school and city that took great pride in the golf program. When Coach Winnett came to Duncanville in 1987, he asked the golf team if they had ever won a golf trophy. No one on that team had ever achieved such an accomplishment. In his first four years as coach, the DHS golf program won 47 trophies. The DHS golf program got to the “corner and turned it” with these accomplishments. The golf program was earning the respect that other DHS programs had achieved in “The City of Champions”.
And to prove his hard work was equal off the course, he helped his players earn college scholarships; half of all seniors on his golf teams throughout his career as DHS golf coach earned college scholarships. Also, one of Coach Winnett’s former players at Duncanville High School, Martin Piller, earned his PGA tour card and is currently competing on the PGA tour. Upon Coach Winnett’s retirement, he left a history of success that included many district titles, regional tournament appearances, and several state tournament appearances with the Duncanville golf program.
Van Q. Smith
Mr. Smith served as both boys and girls basketball coach during the World War II years from 1942 to 1946. This was an unpaid volunteer position as most young men of coaching age were away serving in the military. His teams were very competitive, winning many district and tournament games during his coaching years. Mr. Smith’s actual vocation was that of a farmer here in the community. He employed many of the community’s young men during the summer months, giving them jobs with his “Thresher Crew.” Mr. Smith has probably served more terms as a member of the Duncanville School Board than any other person in history; he served at least 20 or more years on the school board and was always a champion for athletics and the students participating in athletics. Three of Mr. Smith’s children played sports while attending Duncanville High School: Sharon Smith (basketball), Van Rowe Smith (football), and Denyce Smith Inmon (basketball). Van attended their games and supported them to the fullest during those years. Even after all of his children had graduated, Van continued to support the athletic program by driving the school bus for the girls basketball team and became known as “Uncle Van” to hundreds of girls playing basketball through the years. Mr. Smith died several years ago in a tragic farm accident, and the community lost the man most people considered to be “Mr. Duncanville”.