Tom Sawyer


Born: March 31, 1910

Died: March 27, 2002

Hometown: Corinth, MS

Year of Induction: 1992

 

College Career

Mississippi State (1928-1930)

• Played football and tennis Lambeth College (1930-1932)

• Lettered in football, basketball and tennis

 

Pro Tennis Career

• Won the Cape Coral Invitational (’67, ‘68)

 

Tennis Coaching Career

Mississippi State (1949-1968)

• Had the best record of any coach of any sport in the SEC with 216-36, 85.7%

• Coached 3 undefeated teams (’56, ‘65, ‘68)

• Coached 2 teams that ranked third nationally (’66, ‘67)

Did You Know?

Tom Sawyer developed and implemented the drivers’ education program in Mississippi.

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