Will induct Virgil Milliron and Everett Gomez in to Hall Of Fame during April 13 Banquet
During their annual Sports Banquet, Rose State College will induct former Athletic Director and Hall of Fame Wrestling Coach Virgil Milliron, and 1972 National Wrestling Champion Everett Gomez, in to the Rose State College Athletics Hall of Fame. The banquet, which will be held April 13, will also recognize 2017 Second-Team NJCAA All-American Revella Fisher, and 2017 Academic All-American Jack Rose.
Virgil Milliron, a native of Perry, Oklahoma, was Rose State College’s first wrestling coach. From 1970-1973, Milliron coached wrestling and tennis, in addition to serving as Athletic Director and Rose State Faculty. During the time span, Milliron maintained a program that won one national championship, and named four all-americans, as well as being nationally ranked all three years. After leaving Rose State College, Milliron left to serve as the head wrestling coach at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Milliron returned to Rose State College a few years later, being named Junior Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year twice, for wrestling in 1981, and tennis in 1982.
Everette Gomez, a native of Oklahoma City, begin his career at Rose State College after transferring from Oklahoma State University in August 1971. Gomez, an Individual State Wrestling Champion at U.S. Grant High School in 1970, rejoined his high school wrestling coach Virgil Milliron to win the 1972 National Junior College championship in the 118 lbs weight class. After his 1972 National Championship, Gomez transferred back to Oklahoma State University, where he became the head wrestling coach at Claremore Junior College after graduating. As a head coach, Gomez has won one national championship, and coached five NJCAA All-Americans.
The Rose State College Sports Banquet will be held April 13 in the Rose State College Wellness and Aquatics Center, with the event beginning at 6pm. The cost to attend will be $20, and can be purchased through the Rose State Athletics Website.