Jackie Sherrill

Jackie SherrillBorn: November 28 1938
Hometown: Biloxi, MS (Born in Duncan, Okla.)
Year of Induction: 2016

Biloxi High, 1959-62

  • Played on two Shrimp Bowl teams
  • Made high school All American as a senior

Alabama, 1962-65

  • Recruited by Bear Bryant
  • Played on two national championship teams (1964-65)
  • Played seven different positions for the Crimson Tide, including fullback, tailback, center, guard, tight end, defensive end and linebacker


  • Began his career as a graduate assistant for Bryant in 1966
  • Graduate assistant for Frank Broyles at Arkansas, 1967
  • Assistant coach stints under Johnny Majors at Iowa State and Pittsburgh
  • Head coach stints at Washington State (1976), Pittsburgh (1977-81), Texas A & M (1982-88) and Mississippi State (1991-2003)
  • Overall record of 180-120-4
  • Coached in 14 bowls, winning eight
  • Walter Camp National Coach of Year, 1981
  • Southwest Conference Coach of Year, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Led Mississippi State to SEC Western Division championship, 1998
  • Retired as winning-est coach in MSU history
  • His Pittsburgh teams won 50, lost 9 and tied one and finished as high as No. 2 in country
  • Among his greatest players: Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, Hugh Green

Did you know

  • Since the SEC instituted a championship game in 1992, Jackie Wayne Sherrill is the only coach to have taken a Mississippi team to the championship game. The Bulldogs lost 24-14 to eventual national champion Tennessee.