SMA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Steve Mafrige, Class of 1954


Steve Mafrige, Class of 1954

Steve Mafrige ’54, An historic first in Academy history was recorded as two brothers, Steve and Ron Mafrige, were inducted into the San Marcos Academy Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming 2010. The men join their brother, Don Mafrige, a 1985 inductee into the Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Steve Mafrige attended SMA for 6 years, graduating in 1954. During his high school years, Steve earned two letters in football and one in track and was a member of the SMA football team’s "A" Association. In 1953, Steve received State Academic League Honorable Mention in football. He was named to the All District and All State football teams for the 1953 season.

Steve was also elected Student Council president during his senior year at the Academy and served as Commander of Company "C".

Based on his personality, character, leadership, friendliness, service and scholarship, a student-faculty committee selected Steve as one of SMA’s Best All-Around Students for 1954.

Prior to earning the bid for Student Council president, a reporter for the Laurel, our school newspaper, quoted Steve, saying "He plans to develop his love for arguing and go to Texas University for a pre-law major." Steve did just that! He earned degrees in Business Administration and Law at the University of Texas in Austin.

While a student at UT, Steve was a member of the ROTC. Afterwards he served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant. Steve resigned his commission from the Army Reserve in 1970, with the final rank of Captain.

Steve practiced law for 33 years and established the law firm of Mafrige & Kormanik. He was a member of the Houston Bar Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He was licensed to practice in the State of Texas and the Federal Courts until his retirement in 1994.

Steve is currently active in family investments, real estate and ranching. He is treasurer and past president of the Fellowship Club of Houston. Steve served on the Vestry at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Houston for 3 years. He is currently a member and serves on the church council of St. Paul Orthodox Church, which he helped to establish.

Source: induction ceremony speech excerpt