Former BYU athletic director Glen Tuckett is receiving the sixth annual Homer Rice Award Tuesday in Dallas.
Tuckett, who served as BYU's athletic director for 18 years beginning in 1976, is this year's recipient of the award, which recognizes former athletics directors who have made a significant impact on the profession.The native of Murray served on numerous committees, including the NCAA Television Committee, College Football Association Executive Committee, and the College Football Association Television Committee. In addition, he served as president of the Association of Baseball Coaches in 1977, was inducted into the Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 and served on the NCAA Baseball Selection Committee.
When Tuckett retired as baseball coach in 1976 to accept the position of athletic director, he was the ninth-winningest baseball coach in NCAA history. He led the Cougars for 17 years, winning 13 division baseball titles, three Western Athletic Conference championships, two NCAA District crowns, and made it to the College World Series in 1969 and 1971.
Tuckett was one of the driving forces behind the 1982 BYU Football Stadium expansion.
Previous winners of the Rice Award are: 1989 - Dick Schultz, Virginia; 1990 - Bill Flynn, Boston College; 1991 - John Clune, Air Force Academy; 1992 - Don Canham, Michigan; and 1993 - Gene Corrigan, Virginia and Notre Dame.