Thad Vann

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Thad Vann
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1907-09-22)September 22, 1907
Magnolia, Mississippi
Died September 7, 1982(1982-09-07) (aged 74)
Jackson, Mississippi
Alma mater Ole Miss
Playing career
1926–1928 Ole Miss
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1968 Southern Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 139–59–2
Accomplishments and honors
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (1971)
Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame (1987)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1987 (profile)

Thad "Pie" Vann (September 22, 1907 – September 7, 1982) was a college football coach at Southern Miss. During his tenure, he compiled a 139–59–2 record, and helped transform the Golden Eagles into one of the nation's elite programs. His only losing season came in 1968, after he had 19 consecutive winning seasons. His 1953 team went 9–2, including a major upset against Alabama. His 1954 team went 6–4, but upset Alabama once again. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.