Albert W. Twitchell, lacrosse coach at Rutgers University, was given Morris Touchstone Memorial trophy for outstanding contributions to game and for best team development of year.
Howard (red) Hickey, 41, former assistant to the San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Frankie Albert, was hired to take over where his disgruntled boss left off with recent resignation.
Nancy Rideout of Cypress Gardens, Fla. won women's over-all title in American Water Ski Assn. All-America tournament, Winter Haven, Fla. Buster McCalla won men's division.
Sammy Giammalva, 24, former U.S. Davis Cup team member, was picked as tennis coach at Rice Institute, Houston, to succeed George Richey, who gave up post because of illness.
January 5, 1959
Bill Veeck, onetime owner of Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Browns, has the itch again, admitted "some discussion" with Mrs. Dorothy Rigney, controlling shareholder of Chicago White Sox.
Bill Barnes, 41, long-time aide to the late Red Sanders at UCLA, was made head coach at school. Barnes replaces George Dickerson, stormy successor to Sanders, who suffered nervous collapse.
J.W. Brodnax, fleet fullback for LSU's championship team, won the 1958 Swede Nelson Sportsmanship award for giving up ball to assume blocking chores in LSU's new winged-T attack.