Dr. George Duke Humphrey

University of Wyoming President, 1945-64

George Duke Humphrey was the visionary behind the development of a successful athletic program. One of his first acts as president was to hire Glenn “Red” Jacoby as athletic director, and together they brought Wyoming athletics to national prominence. During Humphrey’s tenure, Wyoming posted a 106-39-9 record in football, which included two undefeated seasons and UW”s first three bowl appearances. Over the same period, Wyoming’s basketball team tallied six 20-win seasons and five NCAA tournament appearances. In addition, the Cowboys wrestling team placed as high as third at the NCAA tournament. Humphrey was largely responsible for the construction of the state-of-art athletic facilities: War Memorial Stadium and War Memorial Fieldhouse.

Inducted September 16, 1994