Kermit Blount

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Kermit Blount
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Johnson C. Smith
Conference CIAA
Record 7–13
Biographical details
Born (1958-05-16) May 16, 1958 (age 58)
Richmond, Virginia
Alma mater Winston-Salem State
Playing career
1976–1979 Winston-Salem State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–2009 Winston-Salem State
2011–2014 Delaware State
2015–present Johnson C. Smith
Head coaching record
Overall 114–129–3
Bowls 1–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 CIAA (1998–2000)
2 CIAA Western Division (2000–2001)
Awards
CIAA Coach of the Year (1999–2000)

Kermit Blount (born May 16, 1958) is the head football coach at Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the former head football coach at Winston-Salem State University and Delaware State University. He is an Winston-Salem State alumnus who played quarterback for the Rams from 1976 to 1980, and was a teammate of NFL player Timmy Newsome. During his tenure, the Division II Winston-Salem State Rams won 2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football conference titles in 1999 and 2000. Blount's teams also appeared in the post-season Pioneer Bowl in 1999 and 2000. He compiled a record of 91–87–3, making him currently the winningest coach in the history of the Winston-Salem State University Ram football program.

He was responsible to helping former Ram football players such as Richard Huntley, Oronde Gadsden, Tory Woodbury, and William Hayes reach the NFL as either late round draft picks or free agents. Out of this group of players, Hayes is the only one currently playing in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams.

After resigning as head coach after the 2009 season, Blount was working as a special assistant to the athletic director at Winston-Salem State. The Rams football team was competing as a former transitional Division I-AA (now FCS) independent team, as Winston-Salem State's athletic program was planning to move up to the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) starting in 2006, but later decided to move back to NCAA Division II and back to the CIAA for the 2010–11 athletic season.

Blount was named the coach at Delaware State on February 3, 2011.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Winston-Salem State Rams (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1993–2006)
1993 Winston-Salem State 6–4–1 5–2–1 3rd
1994 Winston-Salem State 6–5 5–3 T–3rd
1995 Winston-Salem State 4–4–2 3–3–2 T–5th
1996 Winston-Salem State 4–7 3–5 7th
1997 Winston-Salem State 6–4 4–3 T–3rd
1998 Winston-Salem State 5–5 5–2 T–1st
1999 Winston-Salem State 8–3 7–0 1st W Pioneer
2000 Winston-Salem State 9–3 5–1 1st (Western) L Pioneer
2001 Winston-Salem State 8–3 5–1 1st (Western)
2002 Winston-Salem State 4–6 4–3 2nd (Western)
2003 Winston-Salem State 7–3 5–2 2nd (Western)
2004 Winston-Salem State 4–6 4–3 3rd (Western)
2005 Winston-Salem State 6–4 6–1 2nd (Western)
Winston-Salem State Rams (NCAA Division II independent) (2006–2009)
2006 Winston-Salem State 4–7
2007 Winston-Salem State 6–5
2008 Winston-Salem State 3–8
2009 Winston-Salem State 1–10
Winston Salem State: 91–87–3 61–29–3
Delaware State Hornets (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2011–2014)
2011 Delaware State 3–8 1–7 T–9th
2012 Delaware State 6–5 5–3 T–3rd
2013 Delaware State 5–6 5–3 T–3rd
2014 Delaware State 2–10 2–6 T–9th
Delaware State: 16–29 13–19
Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (2015–present)
2015 Johnson C. Smith 4–6 3–4 4th (Southern)
2016 Johnson C. Smith 3–7 3–4 3rd (Southern)
Johnson C. Smith: 7–13 6–8
Total: 114–129–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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