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John Merritt

AKA John Ayers Merritt

Born: 26-Jan-1926
Birthplace: Falmouth, KY
Died: 13-Dec-1983
Location of death: Nashville, TN
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, TN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tennessee Football Coach, 1963-83

Military service: US Navy

Father: Bradley Merritt
Mother: Grace
Wife: Maxine Owens (m. 1947, one daughter)
Daughter: Bonita Merritt Traughber ("Bonnie")

    High School: Central High School, Louisville, KY
    University: Kentucky State College (1950)
    University: MA, University of Kentucky (1952)
    Coach: Head Coach, Jackson State University (1952-62)
    Coach: Head Coach, Tennessee State University (1963-83)

    College Football Hall of Fame 1994
    Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1995



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