Roy Wade (2016)
Roy has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and coach in the Little Rock School District.
He was head track coach at Horace Mann High School and Little Rock Hall High School for many years. During his time at Hall his teams won 4 5A state track and field championships with 8 runner-up performances. His boys cross country teams also won three consecutive state championships.
During his coaching time he emphasized the multi-event competition, coaching both a Heptathlon and Decathlon champion.
He was named Arkansas Gazette Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1978.