|Title:||2004 Inductee ( Football, Basketball, Track & Field 1953-1955)|
G.W. "Jud" Maxfield was born in Sena, New Mexico in 1933 to Roy and Frankie Maxfield. Maxfield grew up in Sudan, Texas and enrolled in Decatur baptist College in 1951. In 1953, he transferred to the University of Corpus Christi (UCC) following legendary UCCC Coach Gene Sunderman.
Maxfield was a three sport letterman, earning a total of 12 letters as a two-way starter at offensive and defensive end for the Tarpon football teams in 1953-1955. In addition to a stellar football career, Maxfield was a starting guard in basketball as well as a springter and relay member of the track and field team. Maxfield was awarded the prestigioous UC Sportsman of the Year for the 1955-56 school year.
Maxfield graduated from UCC in 1956 with a BS in Social Studies and Physical Education and began his 37 year career in public educationas the head coach at Pawnee ISD. He coached football, basketball, track and field and baseball for six years, where his teams won seven district championships. Ropes High School was his next stop, where he led five teams to district championships in three years. His 1964 Eagle football team won the Region I Class B Championship. Maxfield was named Class B Coach-of-the-Year by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. His final coaching stop was at Class A Paducah where he won two more district championships. In his 13 years of coaching, Maxfield's teams won a total of 14 district championships.
In the spring of 1968, Jud started his administrative career as Superintendent of schools at Ponder ISD. After five years, Maxfield moved to Gorman ISD as the Superintendent. He served Gorman ISD for 20 years before retiring in 1993. During his tenure as superintendent at Gorman, he served on the University Scholastic League's (UIL) Legislative council for 10 years and as chairman for one year.
The Gorman community and school board honored him by naming the elementary campus in his honor, Maxfield Elementary.
Jud is a long standing member of the Lions Club International, 32 Mason, recipient of the Gorman Community Community Service Award and Co-Citizen of the Year along with his wife Ann. Maxfield has served on the Gorman Econimic Development Committee as well as the Eastland County appraisal district and is a member of the Gorman Baptist Church.
Maxfield and his wife, Ann, have been married 47 years and still reside in Gorman, Texas, where he manages the family's small cattle operation. They have one son, Mel, his wife, Jill and four grandchildren: Payton Lynn (10), Kylie Rae (87), William Jud (5) and Reece Jewel (4).