Coach Sam Terry at Wylie Stadium, March 2011
Coach Sam Terry
Sam Terry attended high school at Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he played baseball, basketball, and football.
He was selected all-state in baseball and all-city in basketball (four high schools at that time). After graduating from high school in 1958 he attended Baylor University on a full baseball scholarship.
Coach Terry played four years for the Bears, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 1962. Outstanding academically as well as athletically, Sam enrolled in graduate school at Florida State.
Sam received his MA in 1964 and his PhD in 1970 from Florida State. Dr. Terry taught English at North Texas State University from 1966 to 1971 and at Appalachian State University from 1971-1976.
Professor Terry became Coach Terry when he entered coaching in 1976 at Pilot Point. He coached for a year at Pilot Point and then in Denton for a year. Coach Terry joined the Wylie Pirate Coaching Staff in 1978.
As the head baseball coach from 1978 to 1997, the Pirates won 332 games, made the play-offs thirteen years, and went to Austin as one of the final four teams twice (1982 and 1988). Coach Terry had a four-year stint as head football coach for the Pirates and was AD for 9 years. Coach Terry also coached the Pirate football team secondary and was instrumental in the success of the Pirate football teams during the 1970s and 1980s.
Dr. Terry became an assistant principal at Wylie High School and served in that capacity for five years. Coach Terry retired from full-time work in 2003 and has worked as a half-time employee since then as stadium manager/substitute coordinator.
Coach Terry and his wife, Anne live in Wylie where they raised their three children:
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