Johnny Cain

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Johnny Cain
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Sport(s) Football, baseball, tennis
Biographical details
Born (1908-11-17)November 17, 1908
Montgomery, Alabama
Died (1977-08-18)August 18, 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Playing career
1930–1932 Alabama
Position(s) Quarterback, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1933–1934 Alabama (backfield)
1935–1936 Sidney Lanier HS (AL)
1937–1941 Southwestern Louisiana
1946 Southwestern Louisiana
1947–1970 Ole Miss (backfield)
1971 Ole Miss (freshmen)
1942–1944 Southwestern Louisiana
1957–1973 Ole Miss
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1946–1947 Southwestern Louisiana
Head coaching record
Overall 33–19–5 (college football)
9–14 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1930
All-American, 1931
All-American, 1932
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)

John Lewis "Hurri" "Sugar" Cain (November 17, 1908 – August 18, 1977) was an American football player, coach of football, baseball, and tennis, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at the University of Alabama, where he was a three-time All-American and a member of the 1930 national championship team that won the Rose Bowl. Cain served as the head football coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, from 1937 to 1941 and in 1946, compiling a record of 33–19–5. He was also the head baseball coach at Southwestern Louisiana from 1942 to 1944. In 1947, Cain moved to the University of Mississippi to serve as backfield coach for the football team under Johnny Vaught. He was also the head tennis coach at Ole Miss from 1957 to 1973. Cain was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1973. He stood 5'10" and weighed 183 pounds.

College career[edit]

Cain was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa at Alabama.

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