Willie Jeffries

American football head coach

1937 –

72

Who is Willie Jeffries?

Willie Jeffries, is a former college football coach. In his 29-year career, Jeffries compiled a 179-132-6 record. He coached 19 years at his alma mater South Carolina State University in two stints, five years at Wichita State University, and five years at Howard University. Jeffries won almost 60 percent of the college games he coached, which made him the winningest coach in the 107-year history of SCSU and owner of more MEAC victories than any other coach.

Jeffries was the first African American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program at a predominantly white college when he coached Wichita State University starting in 1979. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Jan 4, 1937
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  • South Carolina State University

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on July 23, 2013

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