SMA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Ralph Wolf, Class of 1918


Ralph Wolf, Class of 1918

Ralph Wolf, San Marcos Baptist Academy 1918 graduate, was inducted posthumously into the S.M.B.A. Athletic Hall of Fame on October 30, 1993.

Mr. Wolf, whose nickname was Coyote, lettered in Baseball, Basketball, Football and Track from 1915 1918. Perhaps his greatest accomplishments were on the track field where he set a state record in the 220 and 440-yard dashes. Some comments in the school papers back in 1915 1918 were: "Ralph Wolf lead our ever victorious basketball team. He is one of the fastest guards in prep basketball. His work was always an inspiration to his men." Another article said, "When the season opened everyone was glad to see "Coyote" back on the field for they knew what a team with him could do. Coyote was fastest man on the team and about the fastest halfback in any prep school in the state. The team showed their confidence in him by electing him captain for the next year." Still another article said that, "much of the success of the basketball team this year is due to Captain Wolf."

Many other comments can be found in our school papers form that era, but these few provide us with enough information to be assured that he has earned himself a place in our Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduation, Mr. Wolf played football and ran track at Baylor University. After Graduating from Baylor University, he became coach and athletic director at Baylor.

Source: induction ceremony speech