Daingerfield school board approves stadium name change

By Maya Golden - bio | email

DAINGERFIELD, TX (KLTV)--The Daingerfield Tigers will now play at Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium.

Monday night the Daingerfield-Lone Star school board approved to change the name of the stadium after the former player pro football player and Daingerfield coach and superintendent.

A petition signed by former and current students was signed and presented to the school board asking for the change.

Mayne played for the Cleveland Browns from 1947-1949, playing in a record 29 consecutive undefeated games.

Mayne graduated from Cuero High School and attended the University of Texas. Before his career with the Browns he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

He ran 100 yards for a touchdown during an AAFC game against Buffalo. A neck injury forced Mayne to retire and he moved to East Texas. In 1951 he became the football coach at Daingerfield and held the position for 10 years. He later served as junior and high school principal and superintendent. Mayne retired in 1982.

Coach Barry Bowman says the district is working on plans for an official ceremony honoring Mayne and the name change during a football game this plans.

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