Dodds named Scouting's Distinguished Citizen
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, took time on Nov. 15 to honor the architect of UT's successful athletics program.
Scouting in Central Texas honored University of Texas Men's Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds as its 2006 Distinguished Citizen. The council's Distinguished Citizen Award is presented annually to a person whose leadership in business, industry, government, education, Boy Scouts or community endeavors contributes significantly to the growth and vitality of Central Texas. Distinguished Citizen Award recipients share the same belief in leadership, determination and values that are taught in Scouting.
UT head football coach (and former Scout) Mack Brown and legendary former coach Darrell K Royal served as honorary chairmen for the award presentation.
Since becoming UT's ninth athletics director in fall 1981, DeLoss Dodds has overseen a program that has claimed 10 National Championships and 76 conference (Southwest and Big 12) titles in nine different men's sports. UT has earned 15 football bowl berths, received an NCAA basketball tourney bid 13 times and won two NCAA baseball titles while advancing to the College World Series 10 times under Dodds' watch. The Horns also have claimed eight NCAA titles and 22 conference swimming and diving crowns, made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament in tennis (seven league titles) and been a regular among the nation's best in golf (nine conference crowns and 12 top 10 NCAA finishes) and track and field (14 conference indoor/outdoor titles).