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Yancy "Doc" Beavers


Doc’s mission here on earth has been completed. On Thursday, Sept. 27th, in Houston, Texas, he took his final command. As a master USATF official, Doc served as a clerk at numerous track & field events throughout the nation. At every meet, you could always catch him at the finish line performing his duties with zeal and enthusiasm.

For anyone seeking to become a head clerk, Doc has left his mark, detailed examples to follow, and a pair of very big shoes to fill (not literally)! Those who were blessed to know him, meet him, learn from him, or play an occasional card game with him, you were gifted with the pleasure of many valuable lessons and discussions… yes, literally!

Doc was loved greatly and will be truly missed by many, many, many coaches, officials, athletes, and mostly his family. Please keep his family in your prayers in the coming days.

Currently, the scheduled funeral services will be 11:00am - 11:15am Oct. 12 at the Houston National Cemetery (Memorial Veterans Cemetery) located at: 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.  Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Patricia Beavers, at 6102 Portal Drive, Houston Texas 77096. As other information is provided, this information will be updated.

swtfoa Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting

Nice turnout for our meeting this year at Apogee Stadium on the UNT campus


2018 Presidents Award

Presidents Award winner Gary Rush with board member Chuck Estill

Chester Bradley Honorarium

Chester Bradley Honorarium winner Candice Pierre

Conlin/VanOrder Field Event Official of the year

Conlin/VanOrder Field Event Official of the Year winner Jerry Sutterfield.

Conlin/VanOrder Running Event Official of the year

Tommy Mankins

Special Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievment award

Doc Tyson

Thanks to University of North Texas

UNT head track coach Carl Sheffield welcomes Officials and describes new 14 million dollar track facilities and plans for new meets.

2018 Award Winners

L-R Doc Tyson, Gary Rush, Candice Pierre, Jerry Sutterfield.

USATF Recognized Officials

Officials regonized by USATF for their service in 2018, Judith Nkwoparah, Don Osterman,      Jayme Kiraly, Mark Stephens, Gerry Graves, David Collins, Lenard      Henderson, Jannifer Bailey, Tim Odie, Lester Mount, Mike Farish, &      Erik McWhorter.