Claude M. “Tad” Smith


Born: October 25, 1907

Died: May 17, 1992

Hometown: Brookhaven, MS

Year of Induction: 1969

 

College Career

Ole Miss (1926-1928)

• All-Southern Conference honorable mention, football (’28)

• Southern Conference champions, baseball, record of 19-3 (’28)

 

Coaching and Administration

Ole Miss, Coach

• Backfield coach (’29, ‘42)

• Freshman football coach (’30-’41)

• Baseball coach (’32-’41, ‘46-’50)

Ole Miss, Athletic Director (1946-1970)

• 6 SEC football championships (’47, ‘54, ‘56, ‘59, ‘60, ‘63)

• FWAA national champions (’60)

• 8 SEC West baseball championships (’54, ‘56, ‘59, ‘60, ‘63, ‘64, ‘67, ‘69)

• 4 SEC Overall baseball championships (’59, ‘60, ‘64, ‘69)

• 3 NCAA District III baseball championships (’56, ‘64, ‘69)

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