UTSA Athletics unveils inaugural Hall of Fame Class

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA Athletics has unveiled its inaugural Hall of Fame Class of six, featuring four former student-athletes, a former coach and a former administrator.
The inaugural class is made up of McKenzie Adams (volleyball/women's basketball), Devin Brown (men's basketball), Marcus Davenport (football) and Tameka Roberts (track & field/women's basketball), as well as former head football coach Larry Coker and former athletics director Lynn Hickey.
The class of six will be inducted during Homecoming Weekend in late October. The UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, and the group will be honored at other events that weekend, including on the field during the football game against East Carolina the following day at the Alamodome.
Tickets for the UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will go on sale soon. For more information, please contact the Roadrunner Athletic Fund at raf@utsa.edu.
2023 UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Inaugural Class
McKenzie Adams
McKenzie Adams was a two-time All-American and two-time conference player of the year during her UTSA career, which spanned the 2011-13 volleyball seasons. A local product out of Steele High School, she earned third-team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America accolades in 2013 after receiving honorable mention the year prior. Following a standout debut campaign at Virginia where she was named NCAA East Regional and ACC Freshman of the Year, Adams transferred to UTSA and went on to garner first-team all-conference accolades in three different leagues — 2011 Southland, 2012 WAC and 2013 Conference USA — giving her the illustrious honor to have collected all-conference certificates in four different leagues. She was the 2012 WAC Player of the Year and repeated that honor in 2013 in C-USA, helping lead the Roadrunners to the regular season and tournament titles and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She still holds several school records including single-season marks for kills (653), attacks (1,575) and solo blocks (32), and currently is playing professionally overseas. An excellent all-around athlete, she also played basketball in 2013-14, appearing in 16 games with 14 starts, leading the team in rebounds per game (5.7) while posting 6.2 points per game, 24 blocks and 14 steals.
Devin Brown
San Antonio native and West Campus High School product Devin Brown was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and is one of only two UTSA men's basketball players to have his jersey retired. He was a four-year starter for the Roadrunners, earning 1998 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and second-team all-league accolades before being named to the first team for his final three seasons. He helped lead UTSA to the 1999 Southland Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The first Roadrunner to register a triple-double with a 33-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance against Louisiana-Monroe in 2001, he finished his career as the program's all-time scoring leader with 1,922 points, which has since been broken. He also registered a 7.2 career rebound per game average and ranks in the top five in rebounds (751), free throws (478), steals (184) and scoring average (18.3). He began his professional career in the USBL and National Basketball Development League before making his NBA debut as the first Roadrunner to play for the San Antonio Spurs in 2002. He was a member of the franchise's 2005 NBA Championship team and also played for the Nuggets, Jazz, Hornets, Warriors, Bulls and Cavaliers. He was enshrined into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in May 2023.
Larry Coker
The architect of UTSA Football, Larry Coker was hired in March 2009 to start the program from scratch. A national championship coach in 2001 at Miami (Fla.), his hiring brought immediate national recognition and visibility to the university, and he delivered by engineering one of the most successful startup programs in the modern era. Following a practice season in 2010, UTSA set an NCAA modern startup program record when 56,743 fans filed into the Alamodome on Sept. 3, 2011, to watch the Roadrunners defeat Northeastern State, Coker's alma mater. UTSA went on to average 35,521 fans — also a startup program record — for six home games. The Roadrunners doubled their win total in year two, posting an 8-4 overall record and finishing fourth behind three bowl-eligible teams in the WAC. UTSA debuted as a member of Conference USA in 2013 and finished 7-5 against a schedule that included seven bowl teams. Coker guided the Roadrunners to several more key victories over his final two seasons at the helm, including a 27-7 upset of Houston in the 2014 season opener in the first game played at the Cougars' TDECU Stadium. The Okemah, Oklahoma, native coached numerous standouts during his tenure, including UTSA's first All-American and NFL draft pick in David Morgan II and the first NFL first-round selection and three-time all-conference performer in Marcus Davenport, a fellow UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Inaugural Class inductee.
Marcus Davenport
San Antonio native and Stevens High School product Marcus Davenport developed into one of the most impactful football players in the program's short history during his career, which began in 2014 and 2015 under fellow UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Inaugural Class inductee Larry Coker. He was named the 2017 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference performer at defensive end as a senior after he posted 55 total tackles, 30 solo stops, 17.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown. A three-time all-league selection, he finished his UTSA career with 186 tackles, 38 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, 21 quarterback hurries, eight pass breakups, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He is still the school's all-time leader in tackles for loss (38.0), sacks (22.0) and hurries (21). In 2018, he became the first Roadrunner to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft when he was picked 14th overall by the Saints. After five seasons in New Orleans, he signed to play with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this year.
Lynn Hickey
Lynn Hickey served as UTSA Director of Athletics from 2000 to 2017, leading the department to new heights. She spearheaded the effort to start the UTSA football program from scratch, helping pave the path for the Roadrunners to set NCAA modern startup attendance records in 2011 and to reclassify fully to FBS from an FCS Independent by their fourth season. She also started the women's golf and women's soccer programs, two teams that have captured multiple conference championships, and was integral to the university receiving invitations to join the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA. Under her leadership, UTSA Athletics won three conference commissioner's cups and two league all-sports trophies. Hickey was named the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators 2005 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year, the 2006 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/GeneralSports TURF Systems Division I-AAA West Region AD of the Year and the 2010 San Antonio Express-News Sportswoman of the Year. In 2007, she was the second female administrator ever to be chosen to serve on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, and she helped UTSA and San Antonio land multiple NCAA championship events including three Men's Final Fours and two Women's Final Fours.
Tameka Roberts
Corpus Christi native Tameka Roberts stamped her name all over the UTSA track & field record book in the 1990s. The sprinter and jumper was an eight-time All-American and captured 17 individual or relay conference titles during her career. She collected five of her All-America certificates outdoors and three more indoors, with five coming in the sprints and a trio from the long jump. Her long list of conference awards includes three Southland Conference Indoor and two Southland Conference Outdoor Athlete of the Year honors, as well as being named Southland Conference Outstanding Track Performer five times and Southland Conference Field Performer once. She was the high-point scorer at the conference meet four times and helped the Roadrunners win league outdoor titles in 1996 and 1997. She still holds school records in the outdoor 100 meters (11.25), 200m (22.94), long jump (6.66m) and indoor 200m (23.26). A two-sport athlete at UTSA, she played basketball in 1997-98 and posted 47 points, 48 rebounds, 13 assists and 20 steals.
The UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee is made up of designees from the UTSA Alumni Association Board, Letterwinners Club, Roadrunner Foundation and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as representatives from the university and athletics department along with local print and electronic media.