Hall of Fame Member Biographies

H. Jack Dobbins

H. Jack Dobbins served as a faculty member, coach, and administrator at Northeastern State University for almost a half-century. A faculty member in physical education for thirty-five years, he coached men’s basketball and was athletic director for twenty-five years. In 1968, Dobbins was selected as Northeastern’s Teacher of the Year, Alumnus of the Year, NAIA Basketball Coach of the Year, and Tahlequah’s Citizen of the Year. He was named a hall-of-fame member of six state and national bodies. The H. Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse at NESC was named in his honor in 1994. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2005.