Paul Robeson Award

Division 1-AA Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year, 100% Wrong Club of Atlanta

Sheridan Poll Coach of the Year

College Football Hall of Fame

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

Tennessee State Sports Hall of Fame

John Ayers Merritt

January 26, 1926- December 13, 1983

Falmouth, Kentucky

Central High School (Louisville, KY)

Kentucky State University ’50         

B.A., Physical Ed.

University of Kentucky ’52  

M.A., Physical Ed.

University of Cincinnati  Ph.D. study


College Football Hall of Fame, 1994

Head coach Tennessee State