* Wallace Wade 1964
Most successful college coach in state’s history. All-American lineman, Brown, 1917. Head coach, University of Alabama, 1923–1930. Record 61-13-3, four SC titles, and three Rose Bowl appearances. Won 1925, 1926, and 1930 national championships. Became Duke head coach in 1931. Took school to unprecedented heights. Record 85-19-3, 1931–1941. Six SC titles and two Rose Bowl appearances, including 1942 game that Duke hosted just weeks after Pearl Harbor. Produced numerous all-Americans at Alabama and Duke. Served in army during World War II, awarded Bronze Star. Returned to coach 1946 through 1950. Unable to duplicate prewar success, although Duke did win 1950 SC title, his seventh at the school. Final record at Duke 110-36-7, overall 171-49-10. SC commissioner, 1950. Astute football analyst and demanding taskmaster. Member National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. Born 1892, Trenton, Tenn. Died 1986.