Bruce A. Boyd
AHS Accomplishments (sports, academic, extra curricular:)
All State First Baseman, Senior Year (’56); 2nd Team All District 1B 1956; Lettered three years in basketball and in baseball as pitcher and first baseman. Held record for basketball free throw percentage until it was broken in the eighties (almost 30 years). Leading scorer on the basketball team senior year. President of FFA. Diploma 1956. Graduated in top 15% of class.
Attended Texas Tech on both basketball and baseball scholarships. Lettered on baseball varsity 3 years with a .421 batting average. Captain of the baseball team senior year. Positions: pitcher and first base. Bachelor of Science Degree: Major: Ag Economics; Minor: Business.
Advanced Management Program Certification from Stanford University.
Involved in City Baseball Program from Little League through Teen League. Pitcher on the 1952 Pony League Team that went to the World Series. Bowler with perfect 300 sanctioned game. Golfer with two sanctioned hole-in-ones. Played 7 years with Lubbock Hubbers Semi Pro Baseball team while working for Merchants. Named 4 times All-State Semi Pro as both Pitcher and First Baseman. Team won State Finals six of the 7 years in the National Baseball Congress. Played 2 years in Lower Valley League, while working for Merchants in El Paso. 1967 MVP, Lower Valley League with batting average of .435.
Began working for Merchants, Inc., while in college; played on the Company baseball team. After graduating from Texas Tech, began rise through corporate ranks from terminal manager to VP of the Company. Retired from Merchants in 1994 and founded Special Transportation Services in Oklahoma City. After growing that company for five years, sold it to Wood Group ESP, and became a consultant for that Corporation. Presently continuing in that capacity. Owner: Double B Ranch.
Coached Little League. Member, Rotary and First Christian Church.
Represented Merchants on a number of Boards and civic leadership roles during those years.
Officer of Texas Motor Transportation Association. Member, American Trucking Association Management Council
Wife: Johnnie Lou
Three sons from first marriage: Bruce, Jr. (2 children); Kevin (4 children), Christopher (1 child)
Step Daughter: Joni Avery Hires (husband Gary Hires) (no children)