In November 1997, Littlefield was posthumously inducted into the National Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame by the United States Track Coaches Association.
Between 1940 and 1963 Littlefield was selected for a number of honors: 1945 Texas Relays Dedication; 1950 Helms Foundation Hall of Fame; 1953 Track Coach of the Year; 1957 Coach of the Year by “Coach and Athlete Magazine,” 1958 Texas Sports Hall of Fame; 1961 Longhorn Hall of Honor; and 1963 Texas Relays dedicated to...
Littlefield played baseball from 1909-1910; this was the first organized athletic competition. He was also the captain of the 1910 football team, which were academy champions of Texas. Learn more about Peacock Military Academy
Littlefield left a lasting impression on The University of Texas not only through his years of developing athletes but also through the “Clyde Littlefield Fellowship Award,” which is available for any University of Texas student who has participated in at least one intercollegiate sport and plans to pursue graduate work. Littlefield also pioneered the five-man...
In 1981, Littlefield was posthumously honored by being inducted into The National Track and Field Hall of Fame on the basis of his athletic accomplishments and his successful coaching career. At that time, he was the only UT track coach that had been inducted.
Littlefield was among the first three sports “greats” to have a plaque of honor in recognition of their athletic achievements. The other two were former football coach Dana X. Bible and former athletic director Ed Olle. Littlefield has three physical plaques on campus; one at the entrance to Belmont Hall, and two at the Mike...
Governor John Connelly declared April 4, 1963, an “Honor Day” for Littlefield to celebrate his commitment and service to The University of Texas. An event was held on that day at the Driskill Hotel in his honor. In attendance were former teammates, athletes, coaches, and U.S. Senator Ralph Yarbourgh.
In 1963, the Texas Relays were again dedicated to Littlefield.
In 1961, as per university rules regarding age, Clyde Littlefield stepped down as head coach and assumed a more supervisory role on the staff.