Congratulations to the Coaches who have been selected for induction into the MAC Hall of Fame!

This year's inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet which will be held at the Hilton Hotel (Jackson, MS) on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  

 

 

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Kenneth Beasley
  • Herman Sanders
  • Gina Skelton
  • Larry Weems
  • Ricky Woods

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Ronnie Cuevas
  • Doug Hutton
  • Gerone Kirkland
  • Brenda Lewis
  • Robert Williams

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jack Case
  • Chuck Friend
  • Donny Fuller
  • Mickey Linder
  • John White

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • David Bradberry
  • Jerry Henderson
  • Lee Hill
  • Rudolph Sellers
  • Tony Stanford

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • George Blair
  • Willie (Teenie) Coats
  • William "Prince" Jones
  • Bruce Merchant
  • Lucy Young

2011 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Neil Hitchcock
  • D.M. Howie
  • Lucy Seaberry-Moore
  • Cary Shepherd
  • Shelby Watts

2010 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Mike Bain
  • Bobby Franklin
  • Milton Kuykendall
  • Guy McDonald
  • Isaiah Peterson

2009 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Joe Gant
  • Zane Hale
  • Anna Jackson
  • Ross Langston
  • Bobby Lee

2008 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Woody Barnett
  • Irvin Favre
  • Doug Fowler
  • Bill Matthews
  • Billy Wells

2007 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Norris Ashley
  • Van Chancellor
  • "Mack" Fanning
  • Jack French
  • Mike Justice

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Mac Barnes
  • Buck Kennedy
  • Leslie Peters
  • Coyte Vance
  • Lynn Wood

2005 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jerry Alexander
  • Charles Allman
  • Ricky Black
  • Tommy Davis
  • Charles Ray Lee

2004 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Rex Berryman
  • Frank Hodges
  • Robert Morgan
  • James Sloan
  • Elton Wright

2003 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Narvel Coleman
  • Roy Garcia
  • Theron Long
  • Bob Tyler
  • Henry Woods

2002 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jerry Boatner
  • NZ Bryant
  • Raymond Faulkner
  • Bobby Nelson
  • Greg Wall

2001 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Tom Ferrill
  • Charlie Floyd
  • Tommy Lucas
  • Sam Richey
  • Leland Young

2000 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Gerald Austin
  • Charles Faulkner
  • Farris Jenkins
  • Malcolm Kuykendall
  • Clyde Muse

1999 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Johnny Fulce
  • Sank Powe
  • Carl Shepherd
  • Matthew "Bud" Turner
  • Bob Weathers

1998 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • W.T. "Bubba" Davis Jr.
  • Judy Morgan
  • James H. "Wooky" Gray
  • H.D. "Cotton" Robertson
  • Willis Wright
  • *Dr. J.O. Manning

1997 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Harry Breland
  • Mary J. Irving
  • Jimmie F. Moore
  • Thomas R. Pierce
  • Malcolm G. Robinson

1996 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Tom B. McKnight
  • David R. Oakes, Jr.
  • Ennis H. Proctor, Jr.
  • Hubert W. Tucker
  • John M. Williams

1995 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Harvey Childers
  • Marion Kelley
  • Owen R. Makamson
  • Charles H. Peets
  • Robert E. "Bob" Stevens

1994 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Joe Bradshaw
  • M.D. Deer
  • J. Larry Ladner
  • Herman Robinson
  • Buddy Singleton
  • *Dr. William C. Warner

1993 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • J. Bill Brumley
  • Oliver W. Johnson
  • Burney R. Kirkland
  • Hugh M. Pepper
  • Willis J. Steenhuis

1992 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • William C. Boone
  • James B. Drewry
  • R. J. Hawthorne
  • Phillip James, Jr.
  • Charles D. Newell
  • *Billy W. Miller

1991 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Tom Burt
  • Richard Harris
  • Horace C. Holmes
  • Orsmond Jordan, Jr.
  • Evans Page

 1990 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Billy Brown
  • Wally Bumpass
  • Mason Denham
  • Carl W. Salyer
  • Gwen White

1989 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jack M. Carlisle
  • Kenneth S. "Steve" Clark
  • *David Herbert
  • Robert E. Hooker
  • Lafayette "Strib" Stribling
  • Elbert Lum Wright

1988 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Harry Adair
  • Jimmy Bellipanni
  • Ronald K. "Hoss" Bennett
  • Arthur Burns
  • William B. "Bill" Ward

1987 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Gerald W. Caveness
  • John Allen Flynt
  • George Hailey
  • Robert H. "Rocky" Taylor
  • Calvin Triplett

1986 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • James N. "Dump" Brock
  • Simeon M. "Sim" Cooley
  • Kenneth C. "Curly" Farris
  • Andrew J. "A.J." Kilpatrick
  • Sale T. Lilly
  • *Robert H. "Harry" Rasco

1985 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • James Q. "Stute" Allen
  • Roy M. Burkett
  • L.W. "Tap" Godbold
  • Robert H. "Bubby" Holmes
  • *George B. Watson
  • John F. Woolly

1984 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Shellie M. Bailey
  • J. Roland Ladner
  • *James B. Randall, Jr.
  • William J. Raphael
  • Hollis B. Rutter
  • Durward G. Smith

1983 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Thomas Edward Cotten
  • *J. Loyd Milam
  • Edwin A. Reed
  • Marvin Faye Reid
  • Carroll Oswa Tanner
  • Joseph P. Walker, Sr.

1982 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • William C. "Pop" Allen
  • Russell W. "Wally" Beach
  • John M. King, Sr.
  • *Ernest Edward Langford
  • Hiram D. "Darry" Wade
  • Howard L. Willoughby

1981 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • *Clinton C. Blackwell
  • Joe Spight Green
  • Melvin S. Hemphill
  • Bertram K. Jenkins
  • M.C. "Tuffy" Johnson
  • Ben Jones

1980 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • James E. Baxter
  • Bernard B. Blackwell 
  • Charles R. Hegwood
  • Arthur M. Norwood
  • *Willis Ross
  • Glenn Wells

1979 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • *Lyle Lee Baker
  • C. B. Cameron
  • L. D. Gebhart
  • Otho A. Monroe
  • Leroy T. Smith
  • R. L. Therrell

1978 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jack Bailey
  • James Obie Brown
  • Cecil B. Davis
  • James H. Landrum
  • Hartwell McPhail

1977 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Malton Joseph Bullock
  • Lindy T. Callahan
  • L. J. Davis
  • Reese H. Snell
  • William B. Saunders

1976 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Robert Elzie Hinze
  • Charles C. "Hot" Moore
  • Richard H. Potter
  • A. I. Rexinger
  • Margaret Wade
  • *William Winter

1975 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • C. M. "Sammy" Bartling
  • Robert G. Berry
  • Mitchell V. Grissom
  • Lance C. Lumpkin
  • James Nelson Vandiver

1974 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Charles Andrew Armstrong
  • William Bernard "Bill" Kenna
  • Earl F. Morgan
  • Edward Lee Morgan
  • Cecil T. "Skeet" Williams

1973 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Harrison Arnold
  • Thomas "Dutch" Binion
  • Doss Fulton
  • P.A. "Pick" Noble
  • Carl Walters

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Guidelines for Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame

Each year five (5) persons may be honored as inductees in the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame. This shall come under the responsibility of the Mississippi Association of Coaches.

Four (4) persons from the coaching profession shall be honored. One (1) person related to the advancement of high school athletics in Mississippi may be honored. One (1) of the five persons to be honored may be honored posthumously.

All Past Presidents of the M.A.C. who are in good standing (never missed three (3) consecutive meetings without a valid reason and notifying the M.A.C. Office of the reason — this does not include 1991 or 1992 meetings) shall serve as members of the Selection Committee and the Executive Director shall act as chairman of the committee.

Hall of Fame Nomination for Coaches and Athletic Directors

Each year four (4) coaches shall be honored. Any M.A.C. member may nominate a candidate for the award by submitting a written letter of nomination to the M.A.C. office. Once a person is nominated, his/her name remains on the list and will automatically come up for consideration in succeeding years without being re-submitted. Any nominee whose complete biographical information has been received by the M.A.C. Office at least ten (10) days prior to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee Meeting, is eligible to be elected at that meeting.

The qualifications for Coaches and Athletic Directors are:

  1. Have served a minimum of twenty-five (25) years in athletics (can be a combination of coaching and/or directing athletics) with a minimum of fifteen (15) years as an active or allied member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches; and fifteen (15) years of coaching in Mississippi Junior High Schools, Mississippi High Schools, and/or Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges, or a combination of fifteen (15) years in all three.
  2. Exemplify the ideals set forth in the Code of Ethics of the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
  3. Have made an outstanding contribution to the coaching profession and/or to the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
  4. Be dedicated to the athletes and to the sports he/she is coaching (or has coached) and to the coaching profession.
  5. A Coach or Athletic Director who is eligible for membership in the Mississippi Association of Coaches and elects not to maintain said membership during the majority of his/her active working years, as verified by M.A.C. records, will not be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Nominations for Persons Related to High School Athletics

Each year one (1) person may be honored. Any member of the Association may nominate a candidate for the award. Once a person is nominated, his/her name remains on the list and will automatically come up for consideration in succeeding years without being re-submitted. Any nominee whose complete biographical information has been received by the M.A.C. Office at least ten (10) days prior to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee Meeting, is eligible to be elected at that meeting.

The qualifications are:

  1. Have served a minimum of twenty-five (25) years aiding and abetting the high school athletic programs of Mississippi with enthusiasm.
  2. Made an outstanding contribution to high school athletics in Mississippi.
  3. Exemplify the ideals set forth in the Code of Ethics of the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
  4. Be dedicated to the promotion of high school athletics in the State of Mississippi.

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