|Team||Johnson C. Smith|
May 16, 1958 |
|Alma mater||Winston-Salem State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2015–present||Johnson C. Smith|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 CIAA (1998–2000)
2 CIAA Western Division (2000–2001)
|2× 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
|Winston-Salem State Rams (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1993–2006)|
|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)|
|Winston Salem State:||91–87–3||61–29–3|
|Delaware State Hornets (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2011–2014)|
|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|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|