Palmer inducted into Tyler ISD Athletics Hall of Fame

Feb 29, 2016 by
Danny Palmer

Danny Palmer

TJC head football coach Danny Palmer was one of five inductees in the Tyler ISD Athletics Hall of Fame.

They were selected based on their high school achievements, post high school accomplishments and other contributing factors.

Inducees were: Willie Campbell, Emmett Scott High School, football; Bob Faulkner, contributor; Palmer, John Tyler High School, football and baseball; Edwin Rollins II, Robert E. Lee High School, track and football; and Harry Shuford, John Tyler High School, football.

Each of these five inductees has made a lasting impact on Tyler ISD athletics and the City of Tyler, Tyler ISD Athletic Director Greg Priest said.

The hall of fame inductees were recognized at a ceremony Friday, Sept.11, before the John Tyler vs. Robert E. Lee football game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

To be considered for the Tyler ISD Athletics Hall of Fame, an athlete or contributor must be nominated. To nominate someone for the 2016, class visit and click on Athletics for a nomination form. Athletes, coaches and contributors must have graduated or no longer be a part of the school district for at least five years before being considered.

Palmer is a 1967 graduate of John Tyler High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball.

He played quarterback for three years for Johnny Stidger at John Tyler and lettered three years in three sports. He was named to the all-state baseball team in 1967, coached by the late Dr. Billy Jack Doggett and helped lead the Lions to the state baseball tournament.

While attending The University of Southern Mississippi, Palmer started two years as quarterback. He received his master’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

He has been a high school and college football coach for more than 40 years, currently in his ninth season as the Tyler Junior College head coach.

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