Browns and Rideouts
Feb. 5, 1938, North Texas track twins Elmer ('38, '49
M.S.) and Delmer Brown ('39) and Wayne ('40)
and Blaine Rideout ('40) set a world record in the
indoor mile and seven-eighths medley relay at the Millrose
Games in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Brown went on to coach at Texas A&M University
at Commerce and Texas Tech University and was a trainer at
Baylor University. He was also on the medical staff in the
1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Elmer Brown was the trainer
at Midwestern State University and Texas Christian University
and was on the training staff at the 1956 Olympic Games in
Melbourne, Australia. Both Browns are in the National Athletic
Trainers' Association Hall of Fame.
Rideout, who was an athletic trainer for more than 30 years
Texas high schools, was elected to the
Helms Foundation National Hall of Fame as a track coach and
to the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall
of Fame. Blaine Rideout worked as a football trainer for
several universities, including North Texas, Texas A&M
and Nebraska. The Rideouts were elected to the NAIA Track
and Field Hall of Fame in 1955.
Both sets of twins are members of the UNT Athletic Hall