Stanton becomes director of development

Updated: September 29, 2004, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- Former Baylor athletic director Tom Stanton was named director of development at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

"We believe the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is the finest state museum of its kind in the country and we want to enhance our product further," executive director Steve Fallon said in a news release announcing the appointment. "Tom Stanton's track record speaks for itself. He is highly respected and is certainly a perfect fit for us."

Stanton announced a $10 million endowment project for the museum.

Stanton resigned along with Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss in August 2003 after school investigators discovered that Bliss was involved in two players' receiving improper financial aid and that staff members did not properly report failed drug tests.

At the Texas Sports Hall, Stanton fills a spot that has been vacant for four years.


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