T.B. Ellis

College Career

Jackson State College (1930-1931)
Morehouse College (1933-1934)

• Football Captain (’31)


Coaching Career

• Head football and basketball coach, Jackson State College (1939, 1946-1951)


Athletic Director Career

Jackson State College, now JSU (1946-1977)

• JSU leaves Midwestern Athletic Conference and Joins the SWAC (’58)

• Four NAIA National Track Championships (’73, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77)

• Seven SWAC Track Championships (Indoor, Outdoor, and Cross-Country)

• Five SWAC Football Championships (’61, ‘62, ‘72, ‘73, ‘75)

• Five SWAC Basketball Championships (’64, ‘68, ‘70, ‘76, ‘77)

• Four SWAC Baseball Championships (’68, ‘71, ‘73, ‘77)


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Jackson Statae Athletic Hall of Fame (1981)

• SWAC Sports Hall of Fame (1982)

• National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (1986)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2002)


Did You Know?

Jackson State was a member of three different conferences during Mr. Ellis’ tenure: The South Central Athletic Conference, the Midwestern Athletic Conference, and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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