W. Barry Branon
W. Barry Branon
Class: Class of 1936
Sport: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Coach
Enshrined: Inducted September 29, 1990

The Hall's first inductee to have attended both Saint Michael's High School and College. As an athlete, Barry was a three-sport star, captaining and gaining All-State status in football, basketball and baseball. He led the football team to the 1933 State Championship. In 1949, he became head basketball coach, head freshman football coach, and also assisted with varsity football at Saint Michael's. His freshman football teams went a combined 14-2-1 and won two frosh state titles. His 1950 team did not allow a single point scored against! His basketball teams were 43-20, and won the state title twice. During that span, the Knights won 28 straight home games, and 21 straight against instate opposition. His .683 career winning percentage is the second-best in SMC history, and is tops among those who coached at SMC for more than one season.

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