You’re invited to The Legends Dinner                   

When: Friday, April 6th, 2018 -    Reception 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (cash bar)-  Dinner and Induction: 7:00 pm

Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center & the UT Recreation Center Ballroom (adjacent to the pool)

 Cost: $50/person (Additional donations are always appreciated.)


RSVP Via our WEBSITE (preferred method) or contact Toni Schramme:

6715 Rambling Manor Court- Richmond TX. 77469- 713.823.1690 phone

Deadline for reserving your place is April 1st (no fooling)

Accommodations: Please see the list of UT Swim Center sponsor hotels at:

Parking: Information about parking and our event will be updated periodically at:

2018 TSDHOF Inductees are Doug Ingram (Lifetime Achievement), Tom Landgraf, and three Longhorns -Troy Dumais, Kris Kubik, and Doug Gjertsen



Troy Dumais grew up in a family of divers in California. He made his way to the University of Texas in 1998 and was a seven-time NCAA Champion and member of three national championship teams with the Longhorns. He continued diving for TSDHOF Hall of Fame coach Matt Scoggin and Longhorn Diving for the next 15 years. Troy equaled Greg Louganis when he qualified for his fourth Olympic team in 2012. The London games were also his best. He teamed with Kristian Ipsen to capture the bronze medal in synchronized 3m. He won 36 U.S. national titles and multiple medals at multiple World Championships, World Cups and Pan American Games. Troy now lives in Dallas, and is studying to be a chiropractic doctor.



Kris Kubik served as the assistant coach for the University of Texas men’s swimming and diving program for 34 years. Working alongside Head Coach Eddie Reese, their teams combined to win a record total of 12 NCAA team championships during that span. The duo coached 54 individual NCAA champions, 42 NCAA relay champions, and 28 Olympians. Kubik also served as an assistant coach for Team USA in the 2007 Pan Am Games, the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2009 World Championships, and the 2015 World University Games. He was one of the founders of the Longhorn Swimming Camp and mentored more than 10,000 swimmers throughout his years with the program. Kubik retired from coaching in 2016 and resides in Austin with his wife, April.


Doug Gjertsen Was an excellent age group swimmer for the DADS Club in HoustonDoug attended the University of Texas under Eddie Reese and fellow inductee Kris Kubik. He contributed big points on three NCAA championship teams. He won individual NCAA titles in the 100 back in 1997, 200 free in 1998 and ‘99 and was on nine NCAA championship relays. He was a two-time U.S. Olympian, winning gold in the 800 free relay in 1988 and gold in the 400 free relay and bronze in the 800 free relay in 1992. Doug is currently a swim coach in Atlanta, Georgia.





Still looking for names of all the Teapots and their images

No content yet - Story line to follow.  Here is the 1967 Teapot Terry Collins

Only one I remember was David Russel from Amarillo. He roomed with Bob Gurwitz. Seniors when I was a Freshman. 
David (now Dr. Russel) and Bobby has Julian Gold clothiers.

Sent from my iPhone  Hix Green


 1958 -David Russell from Amarillo,Tx. Class of '58. Rumor has it that the tradition started in 1958 inspired by either the sounds David made while running or because he was short and stout. 

1959 ?

1960 ?

1961 ?

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1963 ?

1964 - Bill McGuire from Colorado City, Tx. His son Clay coaches the offensive line for Leach at Washington State.

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





1967- Terry Collins from San Angelo . Teapot - Terry Collins singing the Teapot song at a  2009 reunion of the 1967 recruiting class. 














1968- Jim Bertelsen 

1969-Charlie Banno





1974-  Jim Yarbrough 

1975-  Jeb Batts,

1976-  Sammy Smith, 

1977 - Ken Doan

1978- Kevin Burris




Teapot - Terry Collins singing the Teapot song in 2009 in front of all his teammates

Dear Horns,

 For the first time in intercollegiate athletic history, a private charitable and tax-exempt organization has been created with the specific mission of offering temporary financial assistance to qualifying former Longhorn athletes, coaches, student managers, trainers, and their immediate  families.                       

The goal of TLSN is to have funds available for grants (in the form of qualifying expense reimbursements) to qualifying applicants without having to seek contributions from donors every time assistance is needed.  This is not the present situation due to the fact that TLSN is a start-up charity. 

The following process will be followed by TLSN in connection with grants to qualifying applicants: 

  • The applicant applies to TLSN for financial support.

  • The Board of Directors of TLSN (currently, Jim Kay, Billy Dale, and Benny Pace) determine if the applicant qualifies for a grant from TLSN based on the information submitted and the charitable purposes of TLSN.

  • If the application is found by the Board of Directors to be sufficient consistent with TLSN’s charitable purposes, the approved applicant must then complete a form furnished by the UT Compliance Department.

  • If the applicant’s request is approved by the UT Compliance Department, then the applicant begins submitting receipts to TLSN for reimbursement.

  • The applicant will only be reimbursed based on receipts for items listed on the compliance form.

  • TLSN will reimburse the applicant for qualifying receipts to the extent it has funds to do so and in its sole discretion.


Yanaq is in the blue on the fence. Jackie is second from the left 



Jackie Campbell Quispe is the type of former student athlete that TLSN seeks to help consistent with TLSN’s charitable purposes. Jackie is a former volleyball player from the mid-80’s and is the sole source of financial support for her family which include three children in college and four still at home, including her eleven-year-old son, Yanaq.  On November 17, 2017, Yanaq, was diagnosed with leukemia.   As a result, Jackie has only been working sporadically.    Yanaq’s treatments will continue bi-weekly through June of this year with a possible bone marrow transplant pending.  While Jackie has health insurance, the situation with Yanaq has placed tremendous pressure on her financially.   Jackie has told us that she is likely going to have to sell her home because of the situation. 






Both the Board of Directors of TLSN and the U.T. Compliance Department have approved Jackie’s request for financial assistance.

TLSN would like to provide temporary financial support to Jackie until June 2018 and assist other similarly situated people in need in furtherance of and accordance with the mission and charitable purposes of TLSN. We hope that you will consider donating to TLSN by visiting TLSN’s website at   There is a “donate” link in the upper right portion of the page.  Simply click on the link and follow the instructions to complete the donation.   If you prefer to contribute by check, please make the check payable to TLSN and send it to TLSN, 7703 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX. 78731.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We greatly appreciate your consideration and support of TLSN and its mission.


Benny Pace COB, Jim Kay CFO, and Billy Dale President


About Jackie Campbell Quispe.

The Top 5 volleyball players in the history of Lakeview, culminating with the ‘Greatest of All Time,’ or G.O.A.T.

After over 5,700 votes, to readers of the Enquirer, the Greatest of All Time for the Spartans is Jackie (Campbell) Quispe, a 1983 Harper Creek graduate.

Lakeview volleyball has one state championship, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Jackie Campbell Quispe leading the way. As a high school junior, the 6-foot middle hitter helped guide the Spartans to the 1982 Class B state championship  with a win over Stevensville-Lakeshore at Howell High School. She was a three-time All-City and two-time All-State selection while at Lakeview.

She continued her playing career at the University of Texas under  Coach Mick Haley, where she was a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection and in 1986 she made the NCAA Regional All Tournament team.



Mike Myers

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Mike Meyers  contributions to Longhorn traditions represents  a portal to the past that reminds Longhorn fans that heritage shapes the present and empowers the future.