Jerry Vandergriff
Jerry Vandergriff
Title: 2011 Inductee (Football 1962-1964)

Vandergriff arrived at UCC in the spring of 1962. He quarterbacked the Tarpon football team for the next two years and received All-Texas and Little All-America honors. During his senior year, he served as team captain and was awarded the Jack Hickman Award, given to the outstanding athlete at UCC. Additionally, Vandergriff served as student body president and graduated in May 1964 with a degree in education with a minor in physical education.

He went on to coach football for the next 40 years, including 23 years as the head coach at Angelo State University, leading the team to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals twice and to the semifinals once.