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Bear Bryant

Bear BryantAKA Paul William Bryant

Born: 11-Sep-1913
Birthplace: Moro Bottom, AR
Died: 26-Jan-1983
Location of death: Tuscaloosa, AL [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Legendary Alabama head coach

Military service: US Navy (WWII, North Africa on the USS Uruguay)


[1] Druid City Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Father: William Monroe Bryant
Mother: Ida Kilgore
Wife: Mary Harmon Black (m. 1935, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Mae Martin (b. 1936)
Son: Paul, Jr. (b. 1944)

    High School: Fordyce High School, Fordyce, AR
    University:
University of Alabama (1936)
    Coach: Assistant Coach, University of Alabama (1936-39)
    Coach: Assistant Coach, Vanderbilt University (1940-41)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Maryland College Park (1945)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Kentucky (1946-53)
    Coach: Head Coach, Texas A&M University (1954-57)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Alabama (1958-82)

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983 (posthumous)
    College Football Hall of Fame 1986
    Polygraphed (Mar-1963)

Author of books:
Bear (1974)



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