Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - RHS Class of 1935 O.C. Warden O.C. & Juanita Warden- 65th anniversary Stubby Warden Honored

O.C. "Stubby" Warden was inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor. The induction ceremonies were be held at the Radisson Astrodome Hotel in the Sam Houston Ballroom at 1:00pm on August 2, 2000. Stubby graduated from Ranger High School in 1935. During high school, he won several football honors and played in the first sun Bowl game in El Paso in 1935. After high school, Stubby received a football scholarship to attend Texas A&M and graduated in 1939. Wardens first coaching position was at Clarendon High School from 1939- 1942. He served as an officer in the Navy from 1942-1946. He then returned to his home town of Ranger to coach the Ranger Bulldogs and in 1953 his won the Class A State Championship. Stubby served as a coach, teacher and administrator for 35 years in Texas public schools. Over the years Mr. Warden has been very active in his community. He was Ranger Chamber of Commerce Manager for 10 years and was elected Mayor from 1980-83. Stubby received the Golden Deeds Award for outstanding service to the community in 1980. He was named Ranger High School Execs Distinguished Alumni in 1984 and was chosen Lion's Club Lion of the Year for 1996-97. He had the distinguished honor of having Bulldog Stadium renamed O.C. Warden Stadium in 1996. He is a deacon in the First Baptist Church. Mr. Warden married Juanita Kimbrough (RHS-1937), his high school sweetheart, in 1936. They have a daughter, Marilyn (RHS-1960), living in Dallas and a son, Jerry (RHS-1965), who lives in San Antonio. At age 85 Mr. Warden is still very active in the community and is presently serving on the Board of Regents at Ranger College. (Ranger Times)

Award dinner #1 Coach O.C. (Stubby) Warden induction into Football Coaches Hall of Honor in Houston on Aug. 2, 2000. Buddy Hamrick (RHS Class of 1950), and Stubby's wife Juanita and son, Jerry Warden

Award dinner #2 Coach O.C. Warden's ceremony table