McMurry University Indian Football
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1927 - 1929
American Southwest Conference Champions
1980 - 1983
Texas Conference Champions
1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1953 - 1955

 Head Coach Steve Keenum
 Assistant Coaches and Trainers
 1999 Schedule
 1999 Returning Starters

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Head Coach Steve Keenum
    Keenum, a 1980 graduate of McMurry, knows the former TIAA conference well as both a player and a coach. He played from 1978-80 for head coach Spud Aldridge at McMurry. In addition, Keenum has been an assistant coach and head coach at four American Southwest Conference schools.
    An all-district football player at Duncanville High School, Keenum came to McMurry in 1978 and spent three seasons playing offensive line for the Indians.
    After graduating, Keenum served as the offensive line coach at Ballinger High School from 1981-85, helping the Bearcats to four district and bi-district titles and a 47-14-2 record. He then spent two seasons at Brownwood High School before becoming the offensive coordinator at Tarleton State University in 1988.
    Keenum moved to Abilene Cooper in 1990, and stayed one season before accepeting his first head coaching position at Sul Ross State University. He was the Lobos head man until 1993, when he returned to Abilene as the offensive line coach at Hardin-Simmons University.
    Keenum has honed his coaching skills under some of the top high school and college coaches around, including former Ballinger coach Randy Allen and HSU's Jimmy Keeling.
    Prior to Keenum's arrival, McMurry was known mainly as a school which liked to run the ball. But Keenum has opened up the offense with an aggressive passing attack coupled with a one-back option running game. The "new" Indian offense has risen to become one of the more productive systems in the nation.
    Keenum has a strong committment to God and has been a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes wherever he has coached. He and his wife, Susan, have three children: a son, Case, and two daughters, Lauren and Allison.

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1999 Indian Assistants

Tommy Sauceda Offensive Coordinator 793-4643
Jon Rhiddlehoover Defensive Coordinator 793-4641
David Yowell Defensive Line 793-4644
Cole Adams Defensive Backs 793-4642
Bill Hadley Head Trainer 793-4648
Janet McMurray Assistant Trainer 793-4730

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1999 Indian Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time Us Them
9-4 Sul Ross State University Midland 7:00 p.m.
9-11 Trinity University San Antonio 7:00 p.m.
9-18
10-2 Mary Hardin-Baylor* Belton 2:00 p.m.
10-9 Texas Lutheran University* Indian Stadium 2:00 p.m.
10-16 Sul Ross State University* Indian Stadium 2:00 p.m.
10-23 Mississippi College* Clinton, Miss. 6:00 p.m.
10-30 Austin College*** Indian Stadium 2:30 p.m.
11-6 Howard Payne University* Brownwood 2:00 p.m.
11-13 Hardin-Simmons University* Indian Stadium 2:00 p.m.
***Homecoming - *ASC game

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1999 Returning Starters

Offense (9)
Defense (10)
Braxton Shaver, QB, Sr. Haltom City
Brian Valenzuela, DE, Jr., Andrews
David Harmon, RB, Sr., Odessa
Adam Boland, DE, Sr., San Antonio
Rory Peacock, WR, Jr., Woodson
Torik Banks, DL, Sr., Houston
Andrew Cox, SB, Jr., Lubbock
Shawn Boyd, DL, So., Rosenberg
Nathan Cooper, TE, Sr., Hurst
Manse Draper, LB, Sr., Lufkin
Wes Tidwell, OL, Sr., Brazosport
Cale Melton, LB, Jr., Atlanta
Buddy Brooks, OL, Sr., Odessa
Andre Smith, LB, Sr., Haltom City
Jon Rhiddlehoover, OL, Sr., Abilene
Charles Alexander, DB, Sr., Henderson
Matt Royals, OL, Jr., Abilene
Jeremy Hampton, DB, Sr., Mt. Pleasant
Kenneth Epps, DB, Jr., Killeen

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