SMA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Eugene "Hoot" Masur, Class of 1929


Eugene 'Hoot' Masur, Class of 1929

On October 10, 1929, Eugene "Hoot" Masur 29, became the 16th inductee into the San Marcos Baptist Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.

Eugene Beady "Hoot" Masur was born in Lockhart, Texas in November 1908 and came to the Academy in 1927 as a junior. Mr. Masur graduated from the Academy in 1929 and then entered Howard Payne College on a football scholarship and graduated from Howard Payne in 1933 with a B.A. degree. He later attended Southwest Texas State University where he received his Masters degree in Education. Mr. Masur was an outstanding coach with enviable records in the following schools: Putnam, Lockhart, El Campo, Wharton Junior College, Cuero and New Braunfels. He also served as High School Principal in Floresville and later as Superintendent in Mathis for 11 years and eventually moved back to Lockhart and took a position as Junior High Principal in Bastrop. After retirement, he still needed something to do so he ran for Justice of the Peace in Pct. 1 of Caldwell County, an office he held for 10 years.

As a student at the Academy, Hoot lettered in baseball, basketball, track and football both years 1927 29. As football captain in his senior year, he led the team in scoring. The yearbooks and student newspapers from 1927 through 1929 were packed with the name Hoot Masur because of his athletic skills.

Source: induction ceremony speech