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Terry Todd has passed away. His obituary is below.  Please read to learn more about his contributions to sports and weight lifting.

In lieu of flowers, the Todd family asks that contributions be made to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports to help build its endowment. Donations may be made by using the Donate Now button on the front page of the Stark Center website ( or via regular mail to: Cindy Slater, The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, 403 E 23rd St, Austin, TX, 78712. Please make checks to: "Stark Center-The University of Texas at Austin." All donations are tax deductible.

On Wednesday, July 11, per Terry Todd's personal request, a brief graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, just south of the U.T. baseball field. The street address for the cemetery is 1601 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702, but the Todd family plot is best reached by turning onto Comal Street and then turning east into the Annex.

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of Terry Todd will be held on the campus of the University of Texas on Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 PM in the Connelly Ballroom of the Etta-Harber Alumni Center at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78712. Please visit the Stark Center's website at and register for this event so we have an accurate count for seating. Parking and other information will be included on the website as it evolves. For information call 512-471-4890 or 512-471-0995, or write

Terence (Terry) Todd—Writer, academic, journalist, champion lifter, coach, sport promoter, founder of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the Arnold Strongman Classic, died in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife Jan Todd; his sister Connie Todd; his nephew Timothy Todd Ray and wife, Sheri Graner-Ray; and his "adopted" son Mark Henry, wife Jana Perry Henry, and their children, Jacob and Joanna.

Todd touched and helped reshape nearly all aspects of the field of strength training, brought the study of strength into academic respectability, and particularly helped create the modern sport of Strongman. He was involved in the birth and development of both men's and women's powerlifting, personally coached two of the strongest men in history—Bill Kazmaier and Mark Henry (and his wife Jan Todd, a pioneer in women's powerlifting), and was famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of strength history and his richly detailed, humorous stories. Todd also played a particularly important role in debunking the belief that lifting weights would make one "musclebound."

Terry Todd began life as the Beaumont, Texas, "First New Years' Baby for 1938," an achievement that also marked his first appearance in the newspaper. Although the Todds are an "old South Austin" family, his father, B.C. Todd, and mother, Ima Williams Todd, were then living in Beaumont where his father was founder and owner of KOLE radio in nearby Port Arthur. Terry, and his younger sister, Connie, appeared on their father's radio station during their early childhood in a show called "Uncle Dan, The Funny Man" in which their father read the Sunday comics while Terry and his sister commented. After the family moved back to Austin in 1946, Terry attended Austin public schools, was a stand-out Little League and Pony League baseball player, was a three time winner of the city-wide Cheerio-Top Yo-Yo Competition, and, in high school, won several Austin table tennis championships.

Todd's first serious sport was tennis, which he learned from his father and on the public courts at Little Stacy Park in South Austin. He played varsity tennis at Travis High School, and lettered in tennis at The University of Texas under Coach Wilmer Allison. After his high school graduation in 1956, however, he began weight training—at first simply to make his left arm as large as his dominant tennis arm—but then, as his interest in the capacity of weight training to build strength and muscle grew, he began full-body training and was soon playing varsity tennis weighing as much as 235 pounds. Coach Allison, like most coaches in the 1950s, warned Todd that lifting would hurt his tennis game and make him musclebound, a fact Todd intuitively knew then—and thousands of coaches know today —was simply not true. Todd finally gave up his scholarship rather than continue to hear about his bodyweight and decided to explore his strength potential.

After receiving his B.A. in English from U.T. Austin in 1961, Todd began working on a doctorate in the interdisciplinary History and Philosophy of Education program and used his graduate years as a time to weight train seriously. By 1963, when he won his first major title—the AAU Junior National Weightlifting Championships—he weighed 300 pounds. He then turned to powerlifting and won the first men's national championships in 1964, and, in 1965, the first official Senior Nationals in the sport. Todd was the first man to squat 700 pounds and the first man to total 1600, 1700, 1800, and 1900 pounds in powerlifting. He set numerous American records, and his best official lifts were: a 720-pound squat, a 515-pound bench press, and a 742-pound deadlift. Todd retired from competition in 1967 and reduced his bodyweight by returning to tennis which he played for many more years.

Todd received his doctorate from the University of Texas in 1966, writing one of the first historical dissertations on the subject of resistance training. In the mid-1960s, he moved to York, Pennsylvania, and worked as managing editor of Strength & Health magazine while still a doctoral student. Following graduation, in 1966, he began his academic career at Auburn University before moving to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1969. During this early phase of his career, Todd's academic focus was not on sport or strength training, but rather on the problems faced by America's schools. At Mercer, he founded the African-American Studies program in 1969, and ran a series of summer seminars that brought together the major intellectuals working to solve the problems of American schools in the 1970s. Educational theorists John Holt, James Herndon, and Edgar Friedenberg became life-long friends. In 1973, when Todd married Janice (Jan) Suffolk, Jim Herndon served as best man at their wedding. Edgar Friedenberg, then a main reviewer for the New York Review of Books and perhaps the most important public intellectual in the school reform movement of the early 1970s, played the pivotal role in Todd's joining the faculty at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1975.

In Nova Scotia, Todd's interest in strength and powerlifting became more central to his academic focus in part because his wife Jan was setting world records in powerlifting. In 1977, after Sports Illustrated profiled her in an article entitled "The Pleasure of Being the World's Strongest Woman," the Todds were invited to New York to make several TV appearances and visit the Sports Illustrated offices. That visit resulted in an assignment from SI for Todd to write an article about champion arm wrestler, Al Turner. Once completed, more assignments for SI followed, and among the most notable are his 1982 profile of Herschel Walker, "My Body's Like an Army" that Atlanta mayor Andrew Young arranged to distribute to thousands of Atlanta school children; his 1981 article on pro wrestler Andre the Giant that was discussed in the 2018 HBO documentary Andre the Giant (in which Todd also appears); and his 1983 "The Steroid Predicament," regarded as one of most influential articles on doping and sport of the 1980s. During his lifetime, Todd authored more than 500 articles in scholarly and popular magazines. He also authored or co-authored seven books including Philosophical Considerations of Physical Strength (2010 with Mark Holowchak), Herschel Walker's Basic Training (1985 and 1989 with Herschel Walker), Lift Your Way to Youthful Fitness (1985 with Jan Todd); Inside Powerlifting—the first book on the sport of powerlifting (1978); and Fitness for Athletes (1978). His final book, Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Most Important Sport Innovation of the Twentieth Century (with Jason Shurley and Jan Todd) will be published in 2019. He and Jan also began the important academic journal Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture in 1990 and have edited it for the past 28 years.

In 1979, Todd returned to Auburn where he established the National Strength Research Center at Auburn University, a training facility in which top-level strength athletes like Bill Kazmaier, Lamar Gant, and Jan Todd interacted with exercise scientists to help advance strength science. As his reputation as an expert on strength grew, Todd was often asked to do color commentary on TV and worked for several years as a "consultant on strength sports" for CBS television. Todd was also involved with the early TWI Worlds' Strongest Man Competitions both as a broadcaster and as a strength expert, and, in 1980, 1981, and 1982 he promoted his own "Strongest Man in Football" television shows.

Terry and Jan moved back to Austin in 1983 where he joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. With them came more than 300 boxes of books, photographs, magazines, and other materials related to strength training and physical culture. Todd had realized when writing his dissertation in the 1960s that many academic libraries had little information about strength training, bodybuilding, and weightlifting, and so he and Jan, began collecting such materials with the dream of one day establishing an academic library for the strength sports. The Todds realized that dream in 2009, when they moved what had grown to more than 3000 boxes and many pieces of art, into the now internationally famous H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports located in the North End Zone of the U.T. football stadium. Now used by scholars from around the world, the Stark Center has changed our understanding of what belongs within the field of "sport history". The Center is a repository for the large collections of physical culture and sport materials donated by the Todds, by UT Athletics, and by many other donors. It is also recognized as an Olympic Study Center by the International Olympic Committee. The Stark Center was yet another of Terry Todd's visionary ideas and he has been the Center's primary fundraiser. Todd was actively working toward an endowment goal of $10M needed to ensure the Center's future when he passed.

In 2001, Todd was asked by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his partner, Jim Lorimer, to create a Strongman contest for the Arnold Sports Festival, held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Now recognized as the most prestigious contest in the Strongman sport, the Arnold Strongman Classic Todd created has transformed the sport itself. Todd prided himself on offering the highest prize money in the sport and in creating events for the Arnold that measure true strength and not endurance.
Creating and running the Arnold Strongman Classic not only kept Todd at the forefront of the Iron Game but also led to new opportunities for Todd to unite history and strength in a series of documentary films for which he served as producer. Sponsored by barbell and equipment manufacturer Rogue Fitness, of Columbus Ohio, the documentaries are available free on Rogue's Facebook page and include Levantadores, about Basque rural sports and stonelifting in Northern Spain; Stoneland, exploring the strength traditions of Scotland; a new 90-minute film on Iceland's strength traditions that will premier this summer, and biographies of strongman Eugen Sandow and Louis Uni.

Todd's is an unmatched legacy in the history of the Iron Game. He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2018; received the National Strength and Conditioning Association's highest honor—the Al Roy Award—in 2017; was honored as a "Legend" by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2009, has been inducted into both the men's and women's powerlifting halls of fame, and, in 2013, received the Honor Award of the North American Society for Sport History for his contributions to that academic field. As a long-time friend said when they learned of his passing on Saturday, "It may seem that our world is a bit weaker today but actually we are all immeasurably and eternally stronger for having known him."

On Wednesday, July 11, per Terry Todd's personal request, a brief graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, just south of the U.T. baseball field. The street address for the cemetery is 1601 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702, but the Todd family plot is best reached by turning onto Comal Street and then turning east into the Annex.

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of Terry Todd will be held on the campus of the University of Texas on Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 PM in the Connelly Ballroom of the Etta-Harber Alumni Center at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78712. Please visit the Stark Center's website at and register for this event so we have an accurate count for seating. Parking and other information will be included on the website as it evolves. For information call 512-471-4890 or 512-471-0995, or write

In lieu of flowers, the Todd family asks that contributions be made to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports to help build its endowment. Donations may be made by using the Donate Now button on the front page of the Stark Center website ( or via regular mail to: Cindy Slater, The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, 403 E 23rd St, Austin, TX, 78712. Please make checks to: "Stark Center-The University of Texas at Austin." All donations are tax deductible.



2017 NATA Hall of Fame

Two Longhorns - Mike O’Shea and Kathy Dieringer were inducted  and presented their T-Rings by Allen Hardin.

Terry Todd Honored with Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement

Jul. 14, 2017

Terry Todd has been honored with the Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This award recognizes those who have contributed significant research and understanding to the field of sports conditioning in training over an individual’s career.

Todd is the director and founder, along with Jan Todd, of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center – the world’s most extensive collection of materials relating to sport and physical culture. The Stark Center serves as a library and research center, supporting research on health and performance, and the significance sports contribute to culture and society.



Todd has career achievements as a professor in several universities, lecturing on subjects relating to drugs in sports, conditioning, and sport/fitness history. Currently, Todd is a faculty member for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. He also has contributed to the study of fitness and training through several books and articles in popular and academic publications on the subject.








 Student of the Game By Barbara Wainscott



If you asked Loyd’s mother, she would always tell you that her son was a good student, but not a great student because he didn’t “apply” himself.  He always seemed to know just how much he needed to “apply” to get the job done.  But football was an entirely different matter and he stretched his Type A personality to the max to become an overachiever.  By the time he graduated from The University of Texas he was known as a “student of the game”. 
If his attention span in the classroom might be a bit lacking, his attention span in the locker room was quite the opposite.  By the time game time rolled around for the fighting Tigers of La Marque High School Loyd knew everything there was to know about the opposing team from the information available at the time.  Which is to say, he paid close attention to everything the scouts had to report and to the recollections of the coaches of the returning opposing players from the year before.   And he knew his plays...on both offense and defense.  He was always ready.

 I’m not sure what all he did his Freshman year at Texas, as I didn’t join him at UT until the next year.  His Sophomore year I was aware of the fact that he would spend extra time at the stadium watching films...a lot of extra time.  But by his Junior year I had a front row seat for his studies.  He, of course, had all the preparations of game week that the coaches planned for every game, but in addition he had preparations of his own. He called every player at every school that he knew who might know anything about the opposing players...who was quick, who was fast, who didn’t like to get hit.  Next, he would check out the films of the upcoming opponent and bring them to my apartment. He would take the picture off the wall opposite the couch and set the projector up opposite the large expanse of white; and then he would run films...for hours. 
First he would run whole game films several times to get the feel of the team as a whole, then focusing on individual players.  Finally, he would concentrate on the center and players who would be lining up in front of him.  I could always tell when he approached this pivotal point in his studies because he would move to the edge of the couch, with his right elbow on his right knee and his chin resting on his thumb as his index finger pressed down on his upper lip.  He was completely focused and barely knew I was in the room.  There he would sit for an hour or two, and sometimes more. And then from the quiet his voice would ring out “Got it!” and he would start packing up the projector and films.  I was always curious to ask what keys he had discovered, and they were always different, but always something to the effect of “when the ball’s moving left the center kicks his left heel in” or “the guy who’ll be in front of me dips his shoulder” when he’s doing some particular move.  It was so fascinating for me that he had dissected their every move to anticipate where they were going next. 

But that wasn’t the only thing he studied.  He had one more card up his sleeve.  This was, after all, The University of Texas, a crown jewel in the royalty of academic excellence.  Buried in the belly of the beast that was the ever expanding University of Texas of the late 60’s was a mainframe computer.  And Coach Darrell Royal knew how to make use of this remarkable, cutting edge monster.  Every week Loyd would bring over a thick stack of papers joined together into one continuous length and bordered on two sides by a continuous line of holes which were used to move the paper by sprockets through the printer.  He called them “the tendencies”.  The stack, sometimes as much as three inches thick, was a readout of the tendencies of the opponent to run certain plays at certain times.  So every week the computer told them what plays the upcoming team tended to run on first and ten, second and eight, second and two and so on.  

 It was a great example of what a brilliant football mind and master strategist Coach Royal really was.  I think it was an unprecedented use of computers at the time.  The first CDC 6600 mainframe computer was delivered in 1965 and was considered the fastest computer until 1969 and most of the first delivered were to laboratories...and to the University of Texas Computer Science and Mathematics Departments.  My last Journalism class at UT required that we write a Query letter to a publication explaining an article that we wanted to write and ask if they were interested.  I wanted to write about the use of computers in college football.  Sports Illustrated had their own writers and never accepted freelance articles.  They wanted the article. 


The fact that computers were only recently on the scene and the fact that a national magazine wanted to hear about its use in athletics made me step back and appreciate the incredible talent, innovation and planning of the legend that was Coach Darrell Royal.  He provided the tools as well as the teaching.  And Loyd was a good football student.  He studied everything Coach made available to him and was not just a student of the game but a student of every game.  He prepared rigorously and he left it all on the field.  When Coach heard that Loyd had passed away he said “Loyd’s motor never stopped running.”  That was true.  And part of the reason was that Coach knew how to start his motor. 

This site is dedicated to DKR and all the Longhorns who have built our great university.  None of the "building' would have occurred without the donor class.   Royal was passionate about  giving back as confirmed by a sign that he hung in the Texas football Locker room  in the 60's that said:



Everyone involved with the UT Athletic department over the  last 120 plus years has played an important part  in making the Longhorn brand the most recognized name in NCAA sports  history and no one should be forgotten or left behind.  Most horns that were part of the U.T. Athletic Department  have an equity stake in our great university and should have a safety net available when necessary.  Jackie Campbell, a Longhorn volleyball player from the 80's, is such a person.  Her son, Yanaq, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2017.  Jackie needed financial help so she reached out to UT for help ,and UT notified TLSN of her situation. From January 2018- June 2018 TLSN raised $15,000 to help Jackie defray expenses.  Her son is recovery and  he will be released from medical supervision sometime in August 2018.

TLSN wants to fulfill Coach Royal's message that hung in the locker room.  It is a code for compassion and all donors know that  "What I gave I kept."   


Billy Dale 





The donate button below is only for tax exempt donations to TLSN. An organization that helps qualifying former Longhorn student athletes, former managers, trainers, and their immediate families.

If you want to send a check please make out the check to "TLSN" and send to 

CFO- Jim Kay - P.O. Box 983-  Burnet, TX - 78611-0983



To Leave Something Behind by Sean Rowe " I can get thru the wall if you give me a door So I can leave something behind."


"Leaving something behind"

The inspiration for the TLSN (Texas Legacy Support Network) mission started informally in 2004 when some Legacy Longhorn student athletes assisted  former letter winners who needed temporary financial support. The money donated was used to help one teammate rebuild his home destroyed by fire, another teammate recover from damages caused by a hurricane, and several teammates defray medical expenses not covered by insurance.

In 2015 three Longhorn lettermen from -Benny Pace, Jim Kay, and Billy Dale- joined forces to create a tax exempt charitable foundation to enable TLSN to raise funds from tax deductible contributions and to use those funds to provide  financial assistance to qualifying  former  student athletes , trainers, managers, coaches , and their immediate families. 

TLSN received notice of its tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status on September 12, 2017.

Click on the image below to visit other Legacy Longhorn Charitable causes.

You can also donate to the causes listed in the thumbnail shown below.  Just click on the photo below and choose the appropriate site. 

Deb Collins sent me an email on Saturday about her brother.   Deb says " Billy Dale Terry goes in for his first radiation treatment, July 5th 6 weeks of it 5 days a week. Please keep Praying.............. DEB "   

Terry is a wonderful individual who brings joy and laughter to everyone he touches.  He was my roomate in 1967, and is responsible for corrupting me our freshman year.  Please hold him up in your thoughts and  prayers.  "Horns Up" for Teapot Collins as he undergoes radiation treatment.   

UPDATE 7-12-2018 from Deb Collins- Terry has started radiation treatment, chemo, and probably will need a temporary feeding tube.  


Teapot Terry Collins spout and handle are perfectly positioned as he sings the Teapot song at a  2004 reunion of the 1967 recruiting class.  








The Longhorn Teapot Saga - Terry Collins still wears the teapot "lid" with honor.  

 Team Picture

Team Picture

I believe the origin of the Teapot tradition began in 1957 with David Kristynik.  Just guessing- but since the Longhorns were known as "teasips"  maybe the teapot tradition was a logical transition.   

The term tea-sip (also spelled teasip, t-sip, or t sip) was started by students of Texas A&M University (aka. Aggies) in the early 1900’s to belittle the well-to-do students of t.u. The University of Texas was traditionally the “rich” school which pumped out doctors, lawyers and the like. A&M was the blue collar school which traditionally taught Agriculture and Mechanics (engineering).

I am not sure if the early Teapots  were  "short and stout" ,but I do know that by 1966 stature was the primary qualifier for the  wearing the  lid.  It was a harmless varsity hazing tradition  that required the freshman teapot to sing the teapot song before dinner each night at the dining hall at Moore Hill.  It was a tradition that brought a lot of smiles to many faces except maybe the designated teapot .  

Wikipedia says "I'm a Little Teapot" is an American song describing the heating and pouring of a teapot or a whistling tea kettle. The song was originally written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and published in 1939.[1] By 1941, a Newsweek article referred to the song as "the next inane novelty song to sweep the country".[2]







Still looking for names of all the Teapots and their images





The Longhorn Teapot Saga - wearing the "lid" with honor

So here are the names of the teapots so far.  If any of you teapots would like to make comments and send pictures please email me at    

1957- David Kristynik




1957- David Kristynik says   "Larry Stephens started it with me. Made me sing every day...either that or Bay City fight song or the teapot song at every supper. Angleton was in our district. When David came he took my place. Coach Royal even called him teapot along with others....I became squatty body.













1958 - David Russell


David Russell from Amarillo,Tx. Class of '58  says "I know my Freshman year (1958) I sang this almost every night. . To this day most of the guys call me T-Pot and in fact, Coach Royal and other coaches called me this most of the time. It has been a fun name to have, and I do not know why they decided to make me the T-Pot. I was short but not sure that I was that stout. I could stand on the table occasionally and perform and they liked that.  


To me this was one of the ways that upper class men and freshman could really have fun and bond in a non threatening way."

David Russell 1958-1962  







1959 ?

1960 ?

1961 ?

1962 ?

1963 ?

I am trying to find better pictures.



1964 - Bill McGuire from Colorado City, Tx. His son Clay coaches with  Leach at Washington State.  (No picture)











1965’s -  Craig Jolly (Jolley?) from Sweetwater 



1966- Charlie Copeland





















1967- terry Collins








1968- Jim Bertelsen 



I can confirm that Jim Bertelsen was our teapot (1968 recruits).  He lockered next to me and was fixated that Rick Troberman was shorter and he didn’t understand why he had to be the teapot.  I was unable to explain that it was a compliment.




1970- Charlie Banno 





1973- Johnny Mack Chappell  (no picture)


1974-  Jim Yarbrough  (not confirmed) 

jim yarbrough.jpg
  • Elected to City Council in 2014
  • Term Expires in May 2018


BBA, University of Texas, 1977, with majors in Finance, Accounting and Real Estate.


James D. Yarbrough served as the Galveston County Judge from January 1, 1995 until December 31, 2010. He was elected Mayor of the City of Galveston in May 2014 and will serve a two year term. He is a native of Galveston and graduate of Ball High School.

Jim attended the University of Texas at Austin on an athletic scholarship and captained the Longhorn Southwest Conference football championship team. He was also named to the All-Southwest Conference football team and the first player in the NCAA to play as a graduate student. 

Jim is married to the former Carol Urbani and they have two children: daughter Ashley, her husband Dustin Dusek, and a son Beau, a graduate of the University of Texas, and his wife Erin, and they are the proud grandparents of Luke and Blake Dusek.




  • Galveston County Daily New Citizen of the Year
  • Boy Scouts of America- Bay Area council distinguished Citizen
  • College of the Mainland Outstanding Services to Education Award
  • Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s QUASAR Award
  • Communities In Schools Starlight Award
  • State Friend of Extension Services
  • Prevent Blindness – Person of Vision
  • Charles A. Jacobson Award – Bay Area Transportation Partnership



1975-  Jeb Batts ( no pictures) ,

1976-  Sammy Smith (no pictures), 

1977 - Ken Doan (No pictures)

1978- Kevin Burris (no pictures. 





Some of these  pictures are politically incorrect so enjoy these with a sense of humor and not as a political or literal interpretation.


 1908 Future Captain Duncan - Image is from  the "Cactus"

1908 Future Captain Duncan - Image is from  the "Cactus"