1987 graduate and former player,
Darren Allman was a sophomore when the Panthers won the
1984 Class 5A State Championship. Allman was a
junior when the team reached the state finals in
1985. He shares the school record for
interceptions in a single game with four in 1986.
A decade later, Allman would spend eight seasons
coaching at Brownwood, one year at Temple, and one
year at Highland Park. In February 2005, he was named as
Permian's 11th football coach. After reaching
the third round of the playoffs in '06, '07, and
'08, Allman left Permian for Austin Westlake.
graduating Permian in 1997, Mike received a
scholarship to play football at Mid-America Nazarene
University in Kansas City. He played linebacker
during his freshman and sophomore years. Mike
finished his collegiate playing career at Southern
Nazarene University in Oklahoma City as a team
captain linebacker and graduated in May, 2001.
He was at Argyle High School as an assistant
football coach and science teacher in 2002. He
left Argyle and coached in the Temple ISD system for
Tam Hollingshead. He is now back at Permian as
an instructor and assistant basketball coach.
graduating from Permian, Billingsley stopped playing
football in the fall of 1989 after arthroscopic
surgery to his knee. He remained at East
Central University, graduating with a bachelor's
degree in public relations in 1993. He then
received his master's from the university in 1995
and did counseling work in Oklahoma City and Norman.
Billingsley married and moved to Dallas.
A starter and All-State member of the 1995 State
Finalist team, Bobo went on to TCU. As a
four-year letterman from 1996-2000, David was a
second team All-American in 2000 and Consensus All-WAC
in 1999 and 2000 at right offensive tackle. He was
also Horned Frog team captain in 2000. Bobo
was Outland Trophy semifinalist and played on WAC
championship teams in his final two seasons.
Bobo was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2001
and the Barcelona Dragons in 2002, before he headed
to Alabama to begin his coaching career. He is
currently at Texas A&M as the offensive graduate
assistant for the Aggies.
He is married and has one son.
Quarterback on the 1965 State Champion team.
Campbell went on to the University of Arkansas, and
on to Pan American U., where he played baseball.
Campbell is currently the Oak Ridge Boys production
manager and living in Tennessee.
After leading the 1972 State Champion team to
victory as quarterback and cornerback, Campbell went
on to play for the UT Longhorns. He also
earned his Bachelors-Finance and MBA from UT-Austin.
He is now owner of Campbell Testing in Odessa.
After having success as a running back and
linebacker in 1981-82, Carr has taken that knowledge
to the coaching level. He was head coach from
1996 to 2004 at Tyler Junior College, posting a
66-31 record and took the Apaches to five bowl game
appearances. Dale is currently the head coach
at Angelo State.
Quarterbacked 1989 ESPN's National Champion team.
After a stellar collegiate career at New Mexico,
Case was a four-year starter for the Lobos. He
is the only player in NCAA Division I-A history to
post 8,000 career passing yards and 1,000 career
rushing yards (1,191 yards). Case was an All-WAC
first team selection and conference offensive
player-of-the-year. He was drafted in the
third round and played quarterback for Arizona
Cardinals from 1995 to 1998. Signed as free-agent
with both the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore
Ravens in '99, and in Detroit with the Lions as a
unrestricted free-agent in 2000.
After graduating from Permian, Chavez went to
Harvard University (1990-'93), where he graduated
Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in government.
After graduation from Harvard, Chavez accepted a
full scholarship to the Texas Tech Law School.
He passed the bar exam and returned to Odessa to
practice law with his father, Tony, and brother,
Outstanding running back on the 1989 state and
national team. Comer attended Tyler Junior
College in Tyler, Texas. He is presently
living and working in Houston, Texas.
Congressman Conaway was a tackle on the 1965 state
He graduated from Texas A & M
University-Commerce in 1970 with a BBA degree in
Accounting. After serving in the Army, Conaway
has spent 30 years as a CPA. He is an ordained
deacon in Midland, and is married to his wife
Suzanne. They have four grown children and six
After his success as a running back in 1986-87, Crow
headed to TCU for only one season before injuring
his knee. The following year he joined the
United States Marine Corp. After that he
attended ACU for one year, and then moved to Dallas
and finished at North Texas.
Starting split guard on the 1989 State and National
Champion team, Crump is now a physician / pharmacist
in Austin, Texas. He is completing his last
year of a residency in Family Practice and plans to
practice in the Hill Country.
Member of the 1965 state champion team, Dale was on
the All-State lists in '65 and '66. After
Permian he continued his football career at the
University of Texas, scoring the winning TD in the
Cotton Bowl against Notre Dame in '69. He is
currently an Austin resident.
Member of the 1971 team, Davis was ranching in
Sterling City, Texas until 2002.
He continued his football career at Angelo State
University, where he was two year all-conference
Offensive Guard and team captain. Taught and
coached for 12 years, then entered school
administration in Rockwall. Davis was a
principal at Brady High School and is now residing
in New Braunfels, where he is principal at New
Braunfels Christian Academy.
Started at quarterback for the Panthers in 2000-01.
Is pursuing his football career at Tarleton as
Graduated in 1991, Mike played
on the 1989 state championship team. He graduated
from Tarleton State University in 1995. After
marrying his high school sweetheart Becca, he began
coaching in Marlin. He then returned home and
coached at Nimitz Junior High for 4 years. He is
presently the defensive line coach at La Porte High
Linesman for the 1981-82 teams, Dalton left Odessa
and got into communications in Dallas after
graduating. He later moved to Nashville as a
construction superintendent, and is currently
Production Manager for a global print company in
Arizona. Gladden is married and has three
Played linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles from
1992-96. Moved to St. Louis Rams in 1996.
Last report - had pinched nerve in Week Three of '97
Played linebacker for the Washington Redskins from
1997-99. After a lower back injury (and
surgery), Hamilton didn't sign back with the 'skins
this season, but good news! Drafted by
the Birmingham Thunderbolts of the XFL, where he
played linebacker in 2002.
A member of Permian's first state title team,
Halsell continued showcasing his talent at UT after
'65. His linebacking earned him All American
recognition, and assisted in the Longhorns' National
Championship title in 1969. Halsell is
currently practicing law in Odessa.
Played receiver at Texas Tech from 1990-'93, and
went on to play Arena ball for the Texas Terror
(later renamed the Houston ThunderBears) in
After playing on the 1987-89 teams as a tackle,
Hurst went on and worked in the oilfield and in
refineries as an industrial electrician through the
mid-90s. He obtained an A.A.S. degree in
Electrical Engineering at TSTC in Waco, and while
there met and married Diana Marie. They now
have a 6Ĺ year old son, Hunter. Hurst is
working in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for Siemens
Logistics designing large airport baggage conveyor
Since his days as a Panther running back of 1970-71,
Justice finds himself getting in people's faces in a
different light. He is currently a dentist in
Jerrod McDougal After graduating from
Permian, McDougal started working for his father's
oilfield company. He enrolled at Midland
College, where he graduated with a degree in
environmental science with a focus on hydrology.
McDougal has continued to work for his father ever
since high school graduation, concentrating on
locating drilling sites, environmental safety and
cleanup and working with aquifers.
Played on the 1987-88 teams. After a stellar
junior year, Miles injured is leg early in his '88
senior season. Miles is currently trying to
put together a hip-hop group. Miles has two
Played on the 1964 team. Moravcik is an
attorney in neighboring Midland.
Quarterbacked and played defensive back on the 1995
state semifinalist team. Four year All-American
400-meter hurdler at Abilene Christian University.
Received a B.S. degree from Abilene Christian in
2001. Presently working at Compressor Systems
Inc. as an applications engineer.
Played offensive tackle and defensive end for the
Panthers in 1983-84. Ragland graduated
university in 1992 with a degree in Political
Science and high hopes of coaching. Accepted
an assistant coaching position at Nimitz Jr High
before becoming an assistant in Pecos. Ragland
spent four years at Hawley and three years at
Crosbyton as a defensive coordinator for both.
He currently teaches government and history at
Perryton, where he is defensive coordinator.
He's been married for 12 years and has two children,
11 and 6.
Played defensive back and receiver on the 1995 state
semifinalist team. Played football one year at
Abilene Christian University. Received a B.B.A.
degree from the University of North Texas in 2001.
Rogers coached at Bonham Junior High School in
Odessa and is now in Rockwall as an assistant.
Graduated in 1968 from PHS. Stewart went on to
play football at Baylor 1969-71.
Employed at Centriflo in Odessa, William is the
proud dad of recent Mojo graduate, Senior wide
receiver Matt Stewart.
Went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
where he become a starter during his final two years
for Army. While there, Tucker won the East
Coast Defensive player of the week versus The
Citadel and Notre Dame. Off the football
field, he married his high school girlfriend and was
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He has spent
three years in Germany, as well as time in Bosnia
and Crotia. He was a Captain and has left the
Quarterbacked the Panthers in the late 70s.
Went on to play at Baylor, and then for the
Washington Redskins, as a red-shirt. Vines was
last in Dallas reorganizing his efforts as a pro
Art Wagner Graduated from Permian in 1988. He
continued his football for two years at Abilene
Christian University until injuries ended his
career. He made his way to Arizona in the Fall
of 1990. Wagner received his Bachelorís Degree
from Ottawa University in 1998. He continued
his education at Northern Arizona University to
complete a Masterís in Special Education in 2002 and
a Masterís in Educational Leadership in 2004.
He is serving as Athletic Director at McClintock
High School in Tempe, AZ.
Spent his college career at Hardin-Simmons in
Abilene from '92-'96, in which they went to the
playoffs every year he was there. Wagner is
the record holder of career interceptions (23),
season record holder in interceptions (8), and
consecutive games played record holder at 47.
Will is currently at two-time National champion
Northwest Missouri State University as a defensive
back coach. He has been there the past three years,
with the first two years being a graduate assistant.
In 1998 and 1999 they won the NCAA Division II
National Championship, finishing 11-1 this season.
Powerful running back for PHS in 1995-97. He's
in the records book for scoring 30 points in a
single game. Wilburn racked up 1,670 yards in
the 1996 season, and over 4,000 yards in his Panther
career. He was also a member of the track
team. He attended University of North Texas
from 1997-2000, where he graduated as the school's
all-time leading rusher with over 3,100 yards.
Wilburn played arena football for the Austin Rockers
and Odessa Roughnecks.
Captain and member of the 1972 undefeated State
Champion team. After graduation, Wilkerson
received a scholarship and was a four year letterman
at Texas A&M University from 1973-1976. Grady
is married to Michele, and has three children - Ryan
(23), Kyle (20), and Kelly (20). They
currently live in Sugar Land, and is Western
Division Sales Manager for Victaulic Company of
A 1981 graduate, Mike Williams was named
All-District & All-State linebacker. Williams
was a starter and played on the undefeated 1980
State Championship team. Mr. Versatile filled
the duties of punter, offensive player, and
linebacker on defense. After graduation, he
earned a football scholarship to the University of
Colorado where he continued his football career.
Williams tried out for the Cleveland Browns.
During the final week of tryouts, a back injury
ended his playing the game. He is married and
they have two daughters, Jennifer (PHS 2000) and
Christel (PHS 2006). Presently, he works for
During the 1998-99 seasons, Williams claimed
All-State honors in both football and track as a
junior and senior. He posted 100 receptions
for 2,364 yards and 30 touchdowns in three varsity
seasons. Roy went on to play for the
Longhorns, where he shattered school career-records
with 241 receptions for 3,866 yards and 36
touchdowns. Williams also holds the University
of Texas career-record with 17 games gaining over
100 yards receiving and scored 238 points during his
career, the seventh-best total in school history.
Williams caught at least one pass in a school-record
47 consecutive games and had at least four catches
in 39 contests. He was the Detroit Lions'
first round draft pick in 2004.
Starting quarterback in 1988, Winchell threw for
1,938 yards and 24 touchdowns in the state semifinal
season. After graduating from Permian,
Winchell went to Baylor for a year before
transferring to Tarleton State University in
Stephenville, where he majored in marketing and
minored in accounting. He graduated in the
spring of 1995 with a bachelor's degree in
marketing. He currently works for an
independent surveyor in Decatur, surveying houses
and building sites.
After playing center in the back-to-back state
championship games in 1984 and 1985, Roy Wooten
graduated and walked on at Abilene Christian
University where he played along side quarterback
Rex Lamberti's return to college football. He
graduated from ACU in 1990 and 1993 with bachelors
and masters degrees in psychology. Since then, he's
been married with two children and had been in
leadership positions with organizations.
He is currently the
founder and CEO of Wootens Success Solutions, an
organizational development, training and financial
services firm for businesses located in Midland.
A member of the 1989 ESPN National Champion team.
Wyles is currently living in the Dallas area.
He is married with two children - both girls.
WHERE ARE THEY... COACHES
Allman spent eight seasons coaching at
Brownwood, one year at Temple, and one year at
In February 2005, he was named as Permian's 11th
football coach. After reaching the third round
of the playoffs in '06, '07, and '08, Allman left
Permian for Austin Westlake.
Head coach at Permian in 1988 and the 1989 state
champion season. Coach Gaines accepted an assistant
coaching position at Texas Tech the following year.
He returned to the area high school ranks as head
coach at Abilene High (1994-96) and San Angelo Central
(1996-99). He was head coach at Abilene
Christian (2000-04). He served as Athletic
Director for the Ector County ISD until 2007. He
is currently the Lubbock ISD A.D.
From 1981-83 was an assistant coach at Permian.
Hollingshead spent two years as a graduate assistant
at Texas Tech. He returned to Permian as
defensive coordinator (1986-89) and became head coach
(1990-93). He became an assistant coach at Texas
A&M in 1994-2002. He took over as head coach in
Temple, TX in 2003-04 and Rockwall Heath in 2005-08.
Rumor is he's headed to SMU as a defensive assistant
After playing for the Mojo, Quis returned to coach as
a defensive assistant in the late-80s and into the
mid-90s. Coach Quis took over as OHS head coach
in 1996-98. He remains the only Broncho head
coach to beat us in over 30-something years.
Quis was head coach at Abilene Cooper (1999-2003) and
at Midland Lee (2004-07).
Panther mentor from 1973-85, Wilkins mounted a record
of 146-16-6 as head coach. Under his
leadership, Mojo won two state titles and made four
state championship appearances. He then served
as Athletic Director for Ector County ISD.
He was athletic director and head football coach of
the Midland Trinity Chargers, and retired Spring 2002.
He was inducted into the THSCA Hall of Honor July