Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 1990
DR. LEON DAVIS
1990 UM Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Leon Davis' career at The University of Montevallo began in 1963 and ended with his retirement in 1991. Dr. Davis taught in the HPER Dept. and filled several positions in the Department of Athletics. In 1963 he began making preparations to initiate intercollegiate basketball for men. He was head coach of the basketball team for five years beginning with the 1964-65 season. After the 1968-69 season, he turned the basketball program over to his assistant coach, and served as coach of the tennis team for two years. In the Fall of 1969, he began his duties in athletic administration and was eventually named Director of Athletics. After two years his coaching duties changed and he served as gold coach from 1971 until his retirement. He retired as a Full Professor and Director of Athletics for men and women in August, 1991. In 1969, he began serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Collegiate Conference. For six years he served in that office as well as that of Chairman of NAIA District 27. In 1975 he was elected to the NAIA National Executive Committee. He served on the committee for nine years and was National President of NAIA in 1982-83.
1990 UM Hall of Fame inductee, Bob Riesener came to the UM Athletic Department in 1973 as Head Baseball Coach. He has been Falcon Club Director since 1975 with over $2 million raised for scholarships and capital projects. He served 10 years as the NAIA District Baseball Chair, six years as Area Baseball Chair, and seven years on NAIA BCA Executive Committee, finishing as president in 1995. He also served as Associate Athletic Director at Montevallo from 1991-1995, and was appointed to the directorship in April of 1995. He was inducted into the NAIA Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. Through 1997, his teams have garnered well over 850 wins, have won seven district championships, sent over 20 players to professional baseball and 22 have attained All-American honors. His proudest achievement is the fact that over 90 percent of his players who have finished their eligibility, have graduated.
1990 UM Hall of Fame Inductee, Wylie Tucker, stepped on the University of Montevallo campus in the fall of 1974 and during his stay at UM he became one of the best point guards to ever run the floor in Myrick Gymnasium. During his four-year career at UM, Tucker averaged 10.6 points per game and became the school's all-time leader in games played (118) and assists (487). He is currently sixth on the all-time Falcon scoring list with 1,253 points. He made six All-Tournament teams, was named Best Defensive Player three times and earned team MVP honors in his final season.
During his NAIA All-American year of 1977-78, he averaged 13.2 points, dished out 163 assists and notched 82 steals. He also shot .451 from the floor and hit .753 from the free throw line. He was a three-time All-Tournament pick and made All-Conference, All-District 27 and the All-State Small College Team in addition to his All-American honor.