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                    *** Tennessee State University Directory ***
 
                            From The Sports Network
 
 Location:          Nashville, Tennsessee
 Total Enrollment:  9,165
 Founded:           1908
 Nickname:          Tigers
 Colors:            Royal (Reflex) Blue & White
 Conference:        Ohio Valley
 Stadium:           LP Field (68,798)
 Surface:           Tifsport Bermuda Sod
 Mascot:            The Tiger
 
 President:         Dr. Portia Holmes-Shields (interim)
 Athletic Director: Teresa L. Phillips
 Head Coach:        Rod Reed
 
                       Coaching and Team History
                       -------------------------
 
 Year   Coach                         Overall Playoff Games
 ----   -----                         ------- -------------
 1912   H.N. Robinson                  3-  1
 1913   H.N. Robinson                  6-  0
 1914   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1915   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1916   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1917   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1918   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1919   Buck Hunt                      Inc.
 1920   Joe E. Scruggs                 Inc.
 1921   Joe E. Scruggs                 Inc.
 1922   Joe E. Scruggs                 Inc.
 1923   Joe E. Scruggs                 Inc.
 1924   Joe E. Scruggs                 4-1-1
 1925   George Davenport               4-1-1
 1926   George Davenport               Inc.
 1927   Felton Gale                    Inc.
 1928   Harry Long                     Inc.
 1929   Alton Jackson                  Inc.
 1930   T.D. Upshaw                    Inc.
 1931   T.D. Upshaw                    Inc.
 1932   Harry Benjamin                 Inc.
 1933   Walter S. Davis                4-1-1
 1934   Walter S. Davis                6-  1
 1935   Walter S. Davis                4-2-1
 1936   Walter S. Davis                3-3-2
 1937   Rueben Mundy                   3-1-1
 1938   Lawrence Simmons               6-  1
 1939   Lawrence Simmons               3-3-1
 1940   no games played
 1941   no games played
 1942   no games played
 1943   no games played
 1944   Henry Kean                     8-2-1
 1945   Henry Kean                     8-  2
 1946   Henry Kean                    10-  1
 1947   Henry Kean                    10-  0
 1948   Henry Kean                     5-3-1
 1949   Henry Kean                     9-  1
 1950   Henry Kean                     9-  2
 1951   Henry Kean                     8-  2
 1952   Henry Kean                     8-  2
 1953   Henry Kean                     8-0-1
 1954   Henry Kean                    10-  0
 1955   Howard Gentry                  7-  2
 1956   Howard Gentry                 10-  0
 1957   Howard Gentry                  5-0-1
 1958   Howard Gentry                  4-  4
 1959   Howard Gentry                  9-  1
 1960   Howard Gentry                  7-  3
 1961   Lawrence Simmons               4-4-1
 1962   Lawrence Simmons               1-7-1
 1963   John Merritt                   6-  3
 1964   John Merritt                   8-  2
 1965   John Merritt                   9-0-1
 1966   John Merritt                  10-  0
 1967   John Merritt                   6-  3
 1968   John Merritt                   6-2-1
 1969   John Merritt                   7-1-1
 1970   John Merritt                  11-  0
 1971   John Merritt                   9-  1
 1972   John Merritt                  11-  1
 1973   John Merritt                 *10-  0
 1974   John Merritt                   8-  2
 1975   John Merritt                   5-  4
 1976   John Merritt                   7-2-1
 1977   John Merritt                   8-1-1
 1978   John Merritt                   8-  3
 1979   John Merritt                   8-  3
 1980   John Merritt                   9-  1
 1981   John Merritt                   9-  2  0-1#
 1982   John Merritt                   9-0-1  1-1#
 1983   John Merritt                   8-2-1
 1984   Bill Thomas                   11-  0
 1985   Bill Thomas                    7-  4
 1986   Bill Thomas                   10-2-1  1-1
 1987   Bill Thomas                    3-7-1
 1988   Bill Thomas                    3-7-1
 1989   Joe Gilliam, Sr.               5-5-1
 1990   Joe Gilliam, Sr.               7-  4
 1991   Joe Gilliam, Sr.               3-  8
 1992   Joe Gilliam, Sr.               5-  6
 1993   Bill Davis                     4-  7
 1994   Bill Davis                     5-  6
 1995   Bill Davis                     2-  9
 1996   L.C. Cole                      4-  7
 1997   L.C. Cole                      4-  7
 1998   L.C. Cole                      9-  3  0-1
 1999   L.C. Cole                     11-  1  0-1
 2000   James Reese                    3-  8
 2001   James Reese                    8-  3
 2002   James Reese                    2- 10
 2003   James Reese                    7-  5
 2004   James Reese                    4-  7
 2005   James Webster                  2-  9
 2006   James Webster                  6-  5
 2007   James Webster                  5-  6
 2008   James Webster                  8-  4
 2009   Rod Reed                       4-  7
 2010   Rod Reed                       3-  8
 2011   Rod Reed                       5-  6
 2012   Rod Reed                       8-  3
 2013   Ron Reed                       9-  3
 
 * - voted Division II National Champion.
 # - playoff appearance vacated by NCAA.
 
 Overall Record:    531-266-27  (.661)        FCS Playoff Record: 1-3
 
 
                     Tennessee State Coaching Records
                     --------------------------------
 
 Years     Name              # of Years      Won   Lost    Tie   Pct.
 -----     ----              ----------      ---   ----    ---   ----
 1912-13   H.N. Robinson         2             3      1      0   .750
 1914-19   Buck Hunt             6
 1920-24   Joe E. Scruggs        5             4      1      1   .750
 1925-26   George Davenport      2             4      1      1   .750
 1927      Felton Gale           1
 1928      Harry Long            1
 1929      Alton Jackson         1
 1930-31   T.D. Upshaw           2
 1932      Harry Benjamin        1
 1933-36   Walter S. Davis       4            17      7      4   .679
 1937      Rueben Mundy          1             3      1      1   .700
 1938-39   Lawrence Simmons      2             9      4      1   .679
 1944-54   Howard Kean          11            93     15      4   .848
 1955-60   Howard Gentry         6            40     10      1   .794
 1961-62   Lawrence Simmons      2             5     11      1   .294
 Total     Lawrence Simmons      4            14     15      2   .484
 1963-83   John Merritt         21           172     33      7   ,828
 1984-88   Bill Thomas           5            34     20      3   .623
 1989-92   Joe Gilliam, Sr.      4            20     23      1   .466
 1993-95   Bill Davis            3            11     22      0   .333
 1996-99   L.C. Cole             4            28     18      0   .609
 2000-2004 James Reese           5            24     33      0   .421
 2005-08   James Webster         4            21     24      0   .467
 2009-     Rod Reed              5            29     27      0   .518
 
 
 
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