A&T and WSSU pretty much dominated during that period. 1971 - Norfolk St. 1970 - Winston-Salem St. 1969 - Elizabeth City St. 1968 - Norfolk St. 1967 - North Carolina A&T 1966 - Winston-Salem St. 1965 - Norfolk St. 1964 - North Carolina A&T 1963 - Winston-Salem St. 1962 - North Carolina A&T 1961 - Winston-Salem St. 1960 - Winston-Salem St. 1959 - North Carolina A&T 1958 - North Carolina A&T 1957 - Winston-Salem St.
1. Only the top 8 teams were invited to the tourney. That made the regular little more competitive, there were like 18 teams back then. 2. For housing and tickets - W. H. Gamble, does that name sound familiar?
Post by SixtiesAggie on Apr 7, 2020 19:30:06 GMT -5
You do know that all coaches not too many years ago were part time instructors and coaches at the state's HBCUs. That teaching position helped pay their salary as a coach. However, the state told schools that they could no longer use state funds to pay coaches. So as we know too well, the state does not fund athletics, which places the burden of raising funds on private entities. And we know who is called upon to help with the total funding of sports. Alums and friends of the institution.
Post by aggierattler on Apr 7, 2020 19:58:36 GMT -5
Still a tad bit more...
Inman A. Breaux Sr. (March 10, 1908 – November 28, 1968) was an American football player and coach and a college administrator. He was born in 1908 and was the son of music educator Zelia N. Breaux. Breaux played college football at Virginia Union University (1926–1929) and later served as the head football coach at North Carolina A&T University (1932–1939), compiling a record of 28–24–8. At the time of his death, he was serving as a physical education faculty member and financial aid director at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma.
Post by aggierattler on Apr 7, 2020 20:25:38 GMT -5
University Mourns Loss of Inman Breaux
Langston University Gazette December 1967 Issue
Inman A. Breaux, Professor of Physical Education and Financial Aid Officer, died November 24 of injuries sustained from a tractor mishap on his farm south of Langston University campus.
Mr. Breaux was born October 4, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, the only child of Armogen and Zella Page Breaux.
Breaux received two bachelor’s degrees, one from Virginia Union University and one from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He earned the master’s degree at New York University where he also did further study.
For seven years, Breaux was athletic coach at A. & T. College in Greensborough, North Carolina. He then became coach at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City. He entered the United States Army and received the Purple Heart during World War II.
His affiliations included membership in A.M.E. Church of Guthrie, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, and, Sigma Pi Phi.
During 1966-67, he served as Vice President of the National Association of College Deans and Registrars.
Mr. Breaux has been associated with Langston since 1946, during which time he served as Professor of Education, Administrative Dean and Dean of Student Affairs.
His sincere concern for his fellow man endeared him to everyone who was fortunate enoughto know him. It can truly be said that- “he labored not for himself, but for those who were seekers of knowledge."
Survivors include his wife, Elwyn, two sons, Inman Jr., a senior at the University of Michigan, and Barry, a freshman at Kansas University and two cousins.
Thanks! I've been intrigued by Inman Breaux ever since the first time I ran across his name a few years ago.
Also, my old man succeeded Dr. "Big Bill" Bell as AD at A&T...and Inman Breaux must have been the AD right before Dr. Bell came to A&T from FAMU and WWII, so that added my interest into who Breaux was.
Yes, I know about Ralph Coleman. He and I were friends in Undergrad. He was a heck of a football player. Could have been hell in the NFL but ...
My freshman year my homeboy Doug Westmoreland stayed next door to Ralph and to be honest he always terrified the hell out of me. But one hell of a football player. Anybody remember Big Red and Eddie twwo lineman.