Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 Award

Glenn Patterson

A long time Tiger supporter, Glenn Patterson is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Patterson was a co-founder of Patterson Drilling Company in 1978, which became Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc in 2001. Patterson UTI is North America's second largest onshore contract drilling company.

Patterson earned a business degree from Angelo State University in 1970. He served as president of the company he co-founded until his retirement in 2006.

He has been an active supporter of Snyder High School Athletics through the years.

2011 Award

Don West

Don West played football for 3 years under Coach Gordon Wood at Stamford High School. He played on the 1952 and 1953 teams which both reached the state quarter finals. Don graduated from Stamford with the class of 1955.

He then began a career of retail management as a manager trainee for Perry Brothers, Inc. He served as a retail store manager for Perry's Variety Stores for 20 years. After leaving Perry's, Don purchased Hugh Boren Insurance Agency and ran it for 28 years. He retired in 2006.

Don has been a resident of Snyder for 37 years. He was instrumental in forming the Snyder Athletic Hall of Honor and was a charter member of the H of H committee which was formed in 2004. Don is very passionate about the Hall of Honor and continues to be active and to lead the ticket sales and promotes business participation annually to support the Snyder Athletic Hall of Honor Banquet

Don also serves on the Grant Teaff Character Scholarship Award Fund Committee.

2012 Award

Dr. James R."Ronny" Collins

Dr. James R. ”Ronny” Collins served as Superintendent of the Snyder ISD from 2003 to 2008. He was an ex-officio member of the committee that started the Hall of Honor in 2004.

He attended high school in Joshua, Texas where he was an all-district athlete in 3 sports, graduating from there in 1972. During his college years at Tarleton State University, Dr. Collins focused on the sport of rodeo where he worked as a professional rodeo clown/bullfighter.

After college, he entered the field of education where he has served for the past 34 years. The last 22 years were as Superintendent of Schools in Wellington, Jacksboro, Snyder and Mineral Wells. Dr. Collins retired at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

Dr. Collins is an avid photographer and photographed many Snyder Tiger athletic events during his 5 years in Snyder. His photography has ranged from high school sports to Big 12 football and has been used by several newspapers over the years.

While at Snyder, he photographed the 2008 State Championship Baseball game, the State Semi–Finals Football games in 2004 and 2007, the girls 2006 Regional Basketball Finals, and State Championship performances at the State Track Meet in 2008.

2013 Award

Steve Krueger

Steve Krueger never dreamed of becoming the
athletic trainer at Snyder High School,but it
was meant to be.

Krueger, as his friends and students call him, began
his 27th year with Snyder ISD during the 2013-2014
school year.

He began his career as a student trainer at an Austin
Middle School. His father was a member of the
U.S Air Force and moved the family to Clovis, NM.

Krueger graduated from high school in Hawaii, but
returned to Clovis to attend Eastern New Mexico
University where he earned a bachelor's degree in
physicaleducation with an emphasis in athletic
training and health. He also earned a master's degree
in physical education and education administration
at ENMU.

He became a graduate assistant before becoming an
assistant principal at a Christian school where he
also served as a trainer.

Krueger then moved to Snyder, where he continues
to train student trainers to tape athletes and where
he watches over all the athletic programs as
the trainer.

He and his wife, Kim, have 2 children, Kristin and

2014 Award

Dr. James Burleson

Dr. James Burleson is a 1977 graduate of the
UT Medical Branch - Galveston.

He started his practice in Dumas, Texas in 1977.
Dr. Burleson and his family moved to Snyder in
1981 to set up his private practice.

Dr. Burleson has been the Tiger Varsity football
team physician since 1985 and has watched the
Tigers from the sideline through all types of
weather in order to be available for injured
players within minutes of their injury.

2015 Award

Gary Bouher

Gary Bouher was employed at Snyder ISD for almost 18 years. His official title was maintenance engineer, in charge of the boy's athletic facilities.

Gary is a multi-talented man. What makes Gary so special is the PRIDE he took in his job and everything he did. Gary took ownership of "his" facilities and made sure everything was in working order. He was such a problem solver; he earned the nickname "Gary the Genius". He could fix or repair anything. Gary would do anything for anybody. The coaches and staff never had to worry about anything that Gary was in charge of.

Gary was loved and respected by everyone for his commitment to his friends and Snyder ISD. He is a man to look up to and a great mentor for all.