Legendary HBCU Coach Merritt Selected As 2017 AFCA Trailblazer Award Winner

WACO, TEXAS – John Merritt, former head coach at Jackson State and Tennessee State, has been named the American Football Coaches Association’s recipient of the 2017 Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented, posthumously, at the AFCA Honors Luncheon on Monday, January 8, at the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Merritt passed away on December […]

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TSU’s Smith Named OVC’s Preseason Player of the Year, Tigers Picked Third

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State football team was picked to finish third in the Preseason Media Poll for the Ohio Valley Conference, while redshirt-senior wide receiver Patrick Smith was selected as the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. The Tigers received 112 total points; including two first place votes, to finish behind defending champion Jacksonville State […]

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Larry Inman Resigns as Tennessee State’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach

NASHVILLE — Larry Joe Inman, the winningest coach in Ohio Valley Conference history, has announced his resignation as the head women’s basketball coach at Tennessee State University. “I am resigning for personal reasons and want to thank Ms. Phillips for the opportunity to coach at Tennessee State University,” said Inman. “I’ve had a very positive […]

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