Bernard Brown Blackwell

Born: August 20, 1920

Died: May 4, 2000

Hometown: Philadelphia, MS

Year of Induction: 1976


College Career

Ole Miss (1944-1947)

• Football: Times-Picayune All-American

• Basketball (1944-1945)

• Track (1944-1946)


Coaching Career

• Northwest Junior College (1948-1949)

• West Tallahatchie High School (1950-1956)

• Greenville High School (1956-1958)

• Pascagoula High School (1959)

• Mississippi College (1960 -1972)



• Executive Director, Mississippi Association of Coaches (1963-1991)

• Assistant to the President, Mississippi College (!972-1976)

• National Director, Mississippi College Alumni Affairs (1976-1993)


Halls of Fame

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (’01)

• Mississippi College Athletic Hall of Fame (’91)

• Mississippi Association of Coaches (’80)



• National High School Athletic Coaches Association Dwight Keith Award (’87)

• Mississippi College Order of the Golden Arrow (’91)

• Helped establish the State Games of Mississippi and the Mississippi-Alabama Football and Basketball games


Did You Know?

The Mississippi High School All-Star football game was named after Coach Blackwell in 1994.

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