Mildrette Netter Graves

High School Career

West Bolivar High School (1964-1967)

• Participated in basketball, band, track, and cheerleading


College Career

Alcorn State University (1967-1972)

• Three time All-SWAC and All-NAIA track performer (’68-’72)

• AAU International Track Team that competed in Norway and Poland (’68, ‘69)

• U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team (’68, ‘72)

• Gold medal winner, 4 X 100 meter relay, Mexico City Summer Olympics (’68)

• U.S. European Track and Field Tour (’69-’70)

• Held third best 100-meter time (11.2 seconds) in the world (’68)

• Named Outstanding Athlete in AAU Region (’69)

• Selected Female of the Year, 100% Wrong Club of Atlanta (’69)


Coaching Career

• Head coach, girls track, Leland High School (1972-1979)

• Delta Valley Conference Coach of the Year (’73, ‘75, ‘77-’79)

• U.S. Southeast Region High School Coach of the Year, National High School Athletic Coaches Association (’79)

• Four Delta Valley Conference Titles; three District Titles, two North State Titles (’72-’79)

• Assistant track coach, Alcorn State (’80)

• Head Coach, girls basketball, Magnolia Jr. High School (1981-1984)

• Assistant Coach, girls track, Moss Point High School (1981-1989)

• Six District Titles; two South State Titles; two Big Eight Eastern Zone Titles

• District Five Coach of the Year, National High School Athletic Coaches Association (’88)

• Head Coach, cross country and girls track, Clarksdale High School (1989-2002)

• One District Title and two district runner-up finishes, girls track

• Featured in Salute to Black Olympians, American Visions Magazine (’88)


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Alcorn State Hall of Honor (1992)

• SWAC Hall of Fame (1995)

• Alcorn State Athletic Hall of Fame (1996)

• Rosedale-West Bolivar High School Hall of Fame (1998)

• Bob Hayes Track Hall of Fame (2001)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2003)


Did You Know?

Mildred Netter Graves participated in the dedication of RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., in 1969 and was a torchbearer in the national torch relay for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.