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Edmond Bulldog Alumni Club inducts first five members into hall of fame

Edmond's new Bulldog Alumni Club plans to honor five graduates of Edmond High School or Edmond Memorial High School on Tuesday during a Hall of Fame ceremony. The honorees graduated between 1935 and 1981.
by Diana Baldwin Published: August 6, 2013

The new Edmond Bulldog Alumni Club will induct on Tuesday the first five members of its hall of fame.

Honorees are University of Kansas University basketball head coach Bill Self, class of 1981; Edmond teacher and coach Byron Graham, class of 1965; Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb, class of 1965; historian and volunteer Beverly Terry, class of 1956; and the late Eloise Rodkey Rees, class of 1935.

The honorees, all Edmond High School or Edmond Memorial High School graduates, were selected by a panel for traits such as athletics, academics and activities.

The ceremony will be at Oak Tree Country Club.

Bill Self

Self has led University of Kansas basketball teams to nine straight Big 12 Conference regular season championships and the 2008 NCAA national championship. He was named The Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2009.

Self played college basketball at Oklahoma State University, where he was a four-year letter winner between 1982 and 1985 and was an All-Big Eight selection in 1982.

He and his wife, Cindy, established in June 2006 the Assists Foundation, a nonprofit organization to serve as a fundraising conduit for organizations that serve a variety of youth initiatives.

Byron Graham

Graham went to all 12 years of school in Edmond and was a three-year starter on the baseball and wrestling teams. He was in the Letterman's Club.

He attended OSU and returned to Edmond where he was a baseball and wrestling coach and teacher. He retired after teaching and coaching for 40 years.

Graham's teams won baseball state championships in 1991-92 and 1992-93. He had over 530 wins. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003.

Charles Lamb

Lamb has served on the Edmond City Council for 15 years. He was appointed mayor in 2011 and then elected for a two-year term in 2013.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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