Carlon, Gould, Berger join Hall of Honor
The Athletics Hall of Honor grew by three members and two championship teams in January.
Pete Carlon was athletics director from 1996–2012 and currently serves as senior athletics director for administration. He began his UT Arlington career as head trainer in 1981 and served as assistant or associate athletics director from 1984–96. He was elected to the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in 2009-10.
In 1993 Clay Gould became the first baseball player in UT Arlington history to earn Southland Conference Player of the Year honors. He helped the Mavericks win SLC championships in 1990 and 1992. Gould served as an assistant baseball coach at UT Arlington in the late ’90s and, at age 27, became one of the youngest college head coaches in the nation when he was hired to guide the Mavericks in 2000. His 2001 team won the SLC title, and he was co-recipient of the South Central Region Coach of the Year Award. Shortly after the 2001 season, he died of colon cancer.
Mishael Berger helped UT Arlington win consecutive conference track and field championships from 1999–2001. During those seasons, she won the 800-meter event in both the indoor and outdoor competitions. She holds the school record for the indoor and outdoor 800 and the SLC record for the indoor 800. At the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships, she earned All-America honors, and in 2004 she advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials. She is UT Arlington’s assistant athletics director for eligibility and certification.
Also joining the Hall of Honor were the 1990 and 1992 baseball teams. The 1990 team captured the school’s first SLC championship, and the 1992 team won a conference title and posted a season-best 40 victories.