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Stadium renamed to honor Cuero native

By MIKE FORMAN
May 3, 2009 at 12:03 a.m.


Mickey Mayne's impact as an athlete, teacher and administrator continues to be recognized.

The Daingerfield-Lone Star school district board of trustees voted to change the name of Daingerfield's stadium from Tiger Stadium to Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium.

The vote came after past and present Daingerfield students signed a petition requesting the stadium's name be changed to honor the Cuero native.

"There are lot of people around here that he influenced the lives of," Daingerfield-Lone Star district superintendent Pat Adams told the Longview News-Journal. "Those people thought they'd honor him in this way."

Mayne, 89, graduated from Cuero High School where he played football and ran track for coach Ed Shinn.

Mayne was inducted into the Gobbler Hall of Fame in 2006.

Mayne played college football for Dana X. Bible at Texas. He helped lead the Longhorns to their first-ever bowl appearance at the 1943 Cotton Bowl where they defeated Georgia Tech 14-7.

Mayne played professional football for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts of the All-American Football Conference.

Mayne was a member of the 1947 Browns' team that was coached by Paul Brown and won the AAFC championship with a 14-3 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Mayne taught history and worked as a football and track and field coach at Daingerfield.

He led Daingerfield to four district championships, three regional titles and one state championship in track. In football, his teams won multiple district and bi-district titles and one regional title.

Mayne also worked as principal of the junior high school and high school in Daingerfield and became superintendent before retiring in 1982.

Mayne resides in Daingerfield.

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