Featured Exhibit

John T. Majors: A Tennessee Football Legend As Player and Coach

1973 Coach of the Year AwardCoach of the Year Award 1973, The Football Writers Association of America

In his first year as Pittsburgh’s head coach, Majors was voted Coach of the Year, when the Panthers went 6-4-1 for the season.
The previous year Pittsburgh was 1-10. This award was especially meaningful for Majors, since that same year his father, Shirley Inman Majors, was voted small college Coach of the Year for his work at Sewanee. It was the only time a father and son had been so honored in the same season. Copy photograph of mounted plaque.

John T. Majors Papers, Tennessee State Library and Archives.

 


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