T. B. Ellis
May 26, 1912|
|Died||March 15, 2000
Hinds County, Mississippi
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Tellis Burthorne Ellis Jr. (26 May 1912 – 15 March 2000) was an American football and basketball coach. He was the head football coach at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He led the Tigers to a 24–21–3 record from 1946 to 1951 before being replaced by future College Football Hall of Fame coach John Merritt.[page needed] He was educated at Morehouse College and Boston University.[page needed]
A gymnasium and the football training facility on JSU's campus are named in his honor.
- "Jackson State University | Jackson State University News Room | Page 47". Jacksonstate.wordpress.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- The Blue Book of College Athletics. Retrieved August 1, 2013 – via Google Books.
- Who's Who Among Black Americans. Retrieved August 1, 2013 – via Google Books.
- "Jackson State Athletics Facilities". JSUTigers.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
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