Athletic Hall of Fame Members
Ron “Fox” Clinton, retired Southwestern Community College athletic director, coach, and instructor, was inducted into the Southwestern Community College Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on Sat., March 2, 2013, prior to the men’s basketball game, which began at 3 p.m., in the Student Center.
Ron “Fox” Clinton, who was born in Geary, OK, in 1936, is Southwestern Community College’s first Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. He has spent his entire adult lifetime working, coaching, teaching, and supporting Southwestern.
At age 21, Clinton, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Simpson College, came to Creston from Council Bluffs, where he and his family had been living since 1940 when his father took a job with the railroad. In 1964, Clinton began coaching men’s basketball and baseball for the Golden Bears of Creston Junior College. He had a stint as the Creston Junior College cheerleading sponsor as well; and then, in 1966, when Creston Junior College became Southwestern Community College, he made the transition from a Golden Bear to a Spartan.