Cleveland L. Abbott

December 9, 1892 – April 14, 1955

Yankton, South Dakota

Watertown High School (Watertown)

South Dakota State University ’16  B.A.


South Dakota State Hall of Fame

Tuskegee University Hall of Fame

SIAC Hall of Fame

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

USA Track and Field Hall of Fame

first black college coach to win 200 games


start of the women’s track and field program at Tuskegee in 1937


U.S. Olympic track teams, including gold medalists Alice Coachman and Mildred McDaniel