Warner Alford

High School Career

McComb High School (1955-1956)

• All-America football lineman (’55)

• All Big Eight football, basketball, and track (’55)

• Big Eight Most Outstanding lineman (’55)

• Co-Captain, Miss. High School All-Star team (’56)


College Career

University of Mississippi (1956-1960)

• National Champions (’59; Berryman, Dunkel, Billingsley, Sagarin)

• Grantland Rice Trophy National Champions (’60; Football Writers, DeVoid, Dunkel, Football Research, National Championship Foundation)

• SEC Champion (’60)

• Sugar Bowl Champions (’59, ‘60)

• Gator Bowl Champions (’58)

• Team of the Decade (’59)


Coaching Career

• Assistant Football Coach, R.H. Watkins High School (1966)

• Defensive Coach, Davidson College, (1967)

• Assistant Football Coach and Linebacker Coach, Georgia Teach (1968-1970)

• Sun Bowl Champions (’70)

• Defensive Line Coach, University of Mississippi (’71-’73)

• Peach Bowl Champions (’71)


Athletic Director Career

University of Mississippi (1974-1994)

• Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Rebel Recruiting (1974-1977)

• Athletic Director (1978-1994)

• Athletic Director, University of Louisiana Monroe (1999-2001)


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame (1999)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2003)


Did You Know?

From 1958-1971, Warner Alford went to five bowl games (three as a player and two as a coach) and his teams won all five games. In 1960, he was co-captain of the national Champion Ole Miss Rebels along with MSHOF member, Jake Gibbs.


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