Bob Stevens


Born: January 19, 1927

Died: July 3, 2009

Hometown: McComb, MS

Year of Induction: 2003

 

High School Career

Hazlehurst High School, Hazlehurst, MS

• Four sport letterman (Football, Basketball, Boxing, Track)

 

College Career

Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (1944, 1946)
Mississippi Southern College, now USM (1947-1948)

• Two-way All State (’44, ‘46)

• Special recognition USM All Century Team (’00)

 

Coaching Career

Pass Christian High School, Pass Christian, MS (1949)
Meadville High School, Meadville, MS (1950-1955)
Central High School, Jackson, MS (1955-1971)
Murrah High School, Jackson, MS (1971-1976)

• Head football coach (’49, 1950-1955, 1960-1971, 1971-1976)

• Head golf coach (1975-1976)

• Head basketball coach (1955-1960)

• City of Jackson Basketball Champions (’55-’56, ‘59-’60)

• City and District Big Eight Champions – Basketball (’58-’59)

• North Big Eight Basketball Champions (’57-’58, ‘58-’59, ‘59-’60)

• Overall Big Eight State Basketball Champions (’59-’60)

• President of Big Eight Coaches Association (’61-62)

• Big Eight Football Coach of the Year (’61)

• City of Jackson Football Champions (’62, ‘72, ’73)

• Hub Bowl Football Champions (’65)

• Head Coach North All Star Championship Team (’66)

• Mississippi Bowl Football Champions (’68, ‘69)

 

Handball Accomplishments

• Mississippi State Closed Singles Champion 6 of 10 years (1961-1970)

• Mississippi State Closed Doubles Champion 8 of 10 years (1961-1970)

• Masters Doubles Champion for five years in Magnolia Open, and in 11 other cities (1971-1978, 1981-1989)

• Southeastern Masters Doubles Champion (’79)

• Golden Masters Doubles Champion (’80)

 

Hall of Fame memberships

• Southern Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame (’87)

• Copiah-Lincoln CC Athletic Hall of Fame (’95)

• Mississippi Association of Coaches (’95)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (’03)

Did You Know?

Bob Stevens taught handball classes at the Jackson YMCA from 1961-1968 and has conducted handball clinics at Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He is the first handball inductee in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.