Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees 2019
Adam Wooten participated in both football and track and field at Duncanville High School from 1997-2000. He is one of only two Duncanville athletes to be part of a state championship team in two different sports. Adam participated in football and track all four years of his high school career. In 1998, Adam was a member of the first Duncanville High School Football State Championship Team. In track, Adam was a district champion in the 100 and 200 meters in his ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade years and is the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. He was a member of the first Track and Field State Championship Team at Duncanville in 2000. He was an Individual State Champion in the 200 meters and second in the 100 meters state finals. Adam was also a key member of the State Champion 4x100 meter relay, with the fastest time in the nation of 40.23. Adam was a two-time High School All American in Track and Field. He was the 2000 Dallas Morning News Male Athlete of the Year recipient and a member of the Dallas Morning News Track Team of the Year. Adam received a full scholarship to Texas A&M University in Track and Field.
While at Texas A&M, Adam was part of the Texas A&M Big XII Championship team and was an individual champion in 2001. He was also named 2001 Big XII Track and Field Athlete of the Year and was three time All-Big XII Champion in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 relay. Adam moved on to become a member of the Sam Houston State University track and field team from 2002-2005 and became the Sam Houston Track and Field MVP in 2005. He was the school record holder in several events. He was a three time All Southland Conference Selection in 2002-2005, the Southland Conference record holder in the 100 meter, a member of the two-time Southland Conference Championship team, and was inducted into the Sam Houston State Hall of Fame in Track and Field in 2017. Adam has always been willing to give back to young individuals at Duncanville, and he is an exemplary role model. He and his family continue to walk the life of a Christian family and do good things for others.
Brigetta Barrett is the daughter of Lottie M. Barrett. She attended Roy C. Ketcham High School in New York in her freshman and sophomore seasons, and was the Indoor State Track and Field Champion in 2007 and Second Place Outdoors. She was also the district and regional champion for indoor and outdoor track and field during her freshman and sophomore seasons. She holds the school’s record with her then-personal best mark of 5’9”. Brigetta was one of the top high jumpers in the nation during her high school career at Duncanville High School. She set a record mark with a jump of 6’1”. Brigetta won the Texas State Meet in the high jump in 2008 and 2009 and was also the Texas Relays High Jump Champion in 2008. Brigetta attended the University of Arizona, and is the highest jumping female athlete in NCAA history at 6’8”, the NCAA Outdoor Collegiate record holder at 6’6.25”, and the most decorated high jumper in NCAA history with six consecutive individual Indoor/Outdoor National Championship titles. She was the Pac-12 Woman of the Year in 2013, the World Championship Finalist in 2011, World University Games Champion in 2011, Olympic Trials Silver Medalist in 2012, IAAF Outdoor World Championship Silver Medalist in 2013, and the Olympic Games Silver Games Silver Medalist in 2012. Brigetta is currently pursuing a career in film, radio, and television and made vocal appearances at the Fiesta Bowl BCS Game, NCAA Track and Field Championships, Milrose Games, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Brandon Kent was a vital part of a very successful baseball program during the 1991, 1992, and 1993 seasons. Among the all-time Duncanville High School pitching records, Brandon currently has the following rankings: First in winning percentage for a season (13-0) in 1993, Second in average strikeouts per game (11.40) in 1991, Third in average strikeouts per game (10.66) in 1992, First in average hits/games allowed (3.02) in 1993, and Fourth in career wins (28-3) from 1991-1993. Brandon was drafted by the Detroit Tigers but instead played at Blinn Jr. College for two years to improve his skills. He had arm surgery in 1995 and sat out a season in 1996 to complete his degree. He played baseball at the University of Oklahoma from 1996-1998 under Coach Larry Cochell. He was a member of the inaugural Big XII Tournament Champions in 1997. Brandon received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1998, and was a member of the OU baseball coaching staff from 1999-2000 under Larry Cochell as a graduate and volunteer assistant. In 2000, Brandon took a job as the Baseball Groundskeeper and was promoted to Athletic Turf and Facilities Manager in charge of all sports facilities at the University of Oklahoma (football, baseball, softball, track, etc.). From 1999-2011, he was a Personal Hitting and Pitching Instructor and offered individual lessons, which led to some of those individuals playing at the collegiate and professional level. During this time, he also was a member of the OU Baseball Camp coaching staff and coached several junior and senior level summer league teams in the OKC area. Brandon married Rachel Moore in 2007 and their son Kannen Kent was born in 2009. In 2011, he finally left the sports arena and moved to Waco to pursue a new career as a Territory Manager for Evans Enterprises. Brandon says, “The game taught me a lot and I still use many of those attributes to this day, but I would not change a thing. My wife and son teach me that I have no regrets."
Cathy Nixon played as a freshman on Sandra Meadows’ first team in 1980-81, and in her four years she led the Pantherettes to the State Championship Finals twice. She made All-State all four years and High School All-American her junior and senior years. She attended Brigham Young University and was a four-year starter. She is the fifth-highest scorer and the sixth all-time leader in blocked shots at BYU. She was enshrined into the BYU Athletics Hall of Fame 12 years ago. She served as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for four years, then Assistant Coach at Utah Valley State College the next four years. She was named Head Women’s Coach at UVSC-UVU in 1995 and was named Senior Associate Athletic Director at UVU in May 2019.
Nixon is distinguished as the only women’s basketball coach in the history of the NCAA to transition a program from the NJCAA (junior college) directly into NCAA Division 1 levels. During her career, she guided players to be a tremendous success in the classroom, with teams landing on the WBCA Division 1 Academic Top 25 honor roll nine times and twice claimed the top national spot on the honor roll. Nixon also pioneered a mentor program to link student-athletics to accomplished community professionals and connected student-athletes to the community through consistent meaningful service opportunities at various organizations. Nixon continues to be passionate about service through religious activity and civic responsibilities. She enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with family.
Nick Junior attended Duncanville Schools in grades 7-12 and graduated in 1978. Nick is married to Kim Junior of Meeker Oklahoma and they reside in Bedford, Texas. They have one son, Andrew and his wife Maggie Junior, and two grandsons, Rex and Beau.
Nick was a two-sport athlete while at Duncanville. He played football under Coach Jackie Edwards; in his junior year he was First Team All-District Defensive Back, and as a senior was First Team All-District Defensive Back and Second Team All-District Quarterback. Nick also received All Metro Honors at Defensive Back.
In baseball Nick played for Coach Jay Miller. Nick was the catcher for the 1976 State Champions, 1977 State Finalists, and the 1978 State Semi-Finalist Team. During his baseball career Nick was All-State and All-State Tournament in 1976 and All-Metro in 1978. Nick is tied for second place in stolen bases (22) in 1978.
After high school, Nick attended Trinity Valley Junior College on a football scholarship. At Trinity Valley Nick received All-Conference Defensive Back and All-American Defensive Back honors in 1979. After Trinity Valley, Nick transferred to East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. At East Central Nick received All-OIC Conference honors and All-District NAIA honors in 1980 and 1981 as a defensive back.
After college Nick started his coaching career. He coached high school sports in Texas for 37 years, retiring in 2015. His influence on young men during that time period, he says, is his greatest accomplishment. During his coaching career in football his teams were Bi-District finalists six times, Area Finalists seven times, Regional Quarter-Finalists three times, and Regional Semi-Finalists once.
During Nick’s 37 years of coaching he was Head Baseball Coach for 12 years. Of those 12 years, his teams were Bi-District Finalists three times, Area Finalists three times, Regional Quarter-Finalists three times and Regional Finalists twice. Nick was named District Coach of the year in 1996, 2006, 2007 and Centex Baseball Coach of the year in 1994.