Lafayette Stribling

Born: June 1, 1934
Birthplace: Leake County MS
Hometown: Carthage, MS
Year of Induction: 2018

High School:

Harmony Vocational High School


  • 1957 – 1981 South Leake High School
  • Coached Boys & Girls Basketball along with other sports as needed
  • Won two Girls State Titles
  • Won one Boys State Titles
  • Boys never had a losing record
  • Boys record at South Leake 741-171
  • In 1981 both the boys and girls teams were undefeated and won State Championships
  • 1982 -1983 Head Basketball Coach Grenada High School
  • 1983-2004 Head Basketball Coach at Mississippi Valley State University
  • 1985 team won the SWAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament
  • 1992 team won the SWAC regular season and SWAC Tournament and again advanced
  • To NCAA tournament.Named SWAC Coach of the Year.
  • 1996 Won SWAC regular season and tournament and advanced to NCAA Tournament
  • 2003 Won SWAC regular season
  • 2005 – 2012 Head Coach Basketball at Tougaloo College
  • Lead team to 4 GCAC Titles
  • Lead team to 5 NAIA Tournaments
  • Record of 315-307 winningest Basketball Coach at Mississippi Valley State University
  • Record of 136 -56 at Tougaloo College


  • Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Member of SWAC Hall of Fame
  • Member of Mississippi Valley Sports Hall of Fame
  • Playing Floor at Mississippi Valley named after Coach Stribling