|Alma mater||Auburn University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Fred "Buddy" McCollum was an American football coach and player. He was the head football coach at the Livingston State Teachers College (now the University of West Alabama) in 1946 and at the Troy State Teachers College (now Troy University) from 1947 to 1950.
McCollum was a member of the Auburn Tigers football team from 1931 to 1933 where he played the tackle position. Following his graduation, he served as an assistant coach for the Tigers in the 1941 season. In December 1941, McCollum was called into active duty with the United States Army to serve in World War II.
On his return, he was the head football coach at Livingston State for the 1946 season and compiled an overall record of four wins and two losses during his tenure. In the following season, McCollum took the head coaching position at Troy State. From 1947 to 1950, he compiled an overall record of twenty wins, eighteen losses and three ties (20–18–3) with the Red Wave.
Head coaching record
|Livingston State Tigers (Alabama Intercollegiate Conference) (1946)|
|Troy State Red Wave (Alabama Intercollegiate Conference) (1947–1950)|
- "All-Time Lettermen". 2006 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. p. 159. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- "Auburn line coach called by Army". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. January 1, 1942. p. 14. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- DeLassus, David. "Buddy McCollum Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 30, 2011.