Luis  Alamia, Jr.

Luis "Prince of Thieves" Alamia, Jr.

Inducted: 2010

Best Known For: Baseball

Hometown: Edinburg, TX

HS: Edinburg High School

College: Pan American College & New Mexico Highlands

High School Coach: Edinburg High & Edinburg North


He was once known as the Prince of Thieves, after having set a national NAIA record for stolen bases at New Mexico Highlands in the 1960s, and has been an administrator at Edinburg North High for 20 years. Luis Alamia Jr. lettered four times in baseball (two in basketball) and gained All-State recognition at Edinburg High before graduating in 1961 and heading to college. At Highlands he hit .304 and broke the record for steals in 1962 before coming back home to finish his career in baseball at Pan Am.

Alamia played semi-pro ball for a number of years and then led EHS to two district titles as coach in the late 1960s. Armed with a master’s degree, he has been a tireless athletic supporter and administrator at North since its inception in 1991, and was also active in youth sports as a coach for 10 years.