Thad (Pie) Vann

Thad VannBorn: September 22, 1907
Died: September 12, 1982
Hometown: Magnolia, MS
Year of Induction: 1971

College Career

Ole Miss (1926-1929)


Coaching Career

High School Coach (1929-1936)
Southern Mississippi (1937-1948, 1948-1968)
  • Record of 139-59-2 (.700)
  • UPI College Division National Champions twice (’58, ‘62)
  • National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (’87)

Did You Know?

For several years, Pie Vann had only two assistant coaches on his staff at Southern. Nevertheless, he engineered shocking upsets over national powers like Alabama and Georgia in the early 50s, bringing previously unheralded Southern into the sports spotlight.