May 7, 1913|
Moore County, Tennessee
April 5, 1981 (aged 67)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1949–1956||Huntland HS (TN)|
|Head coaching record|
108–24–2 (high school)
Shirley Majors (May 7, 1913 – April 5, 1981) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Huntland High School in Franklin County, Tennessee from 1949 to 1956 and at Sewanee: The University of the South from 1957 to 1977. At Sewanee, he compiled a record of 93–74–5. 93 wins is the most of any Sewanee coach.
Majors was the patriarch of a football family. His sons included two All-Americans in football at the University of Tennessee, Bobby and Johnny, Bill, who was an assistant at Tennessee until his death in an auto accident in 1965, Larry, who played for the Sewanee Tigers at streaking wingback, and Joe, who played at Florida State University and with the Houston Oilers of the National Football League. The Majors athletes were inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as a family in 1966.
Head coaching record
|Sewanee Tigers (Independent) (1957–1961)|
|Sewanee Tigers (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1962–1977)|
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