Coach

Benny Monroe

Inducted 1999


Teacher/Coach 32 Years (1965 – 1996)

    • Maryville Junior High School (1965 – 1966)
    • Maryville High School (1966 – 1972)
    • McMinn County High School (1972 – 1977)
      • Football
        • Record:  33 – 20
    • Cleveland High School (1979 – 1996)
      • Football
        • Record:  178 – 33
        • 19 State Playoffs
        • TSSAA Class 4-A State Champions (1993, 1994, 1995)
        • 1992 TSSAA State Runner-Up
        • 1982 TSSAA State Runner-Up
      • Track & Field
        • 1992 TSSAA Class AAA State Champions
        • 1993 TSSAA State Runner-Up

  • Coach Monroe received 26 Coach of the Year Awards in his career
  • Coached for 2 years at Middle Tennessee State University (1977 – 1979)
  • Compiled head coaching record of 211 wins and 53 losses
  • 1974 TSSAA All-Star Football coach
  • 1975 TSSAA All-Star Head Football Coach
  • Chattanooga Times Tri-State Football Coach of the Year 4 times (1975, 1979, 1987, 1993)
  • Chattanooga Free-Press Tri-State Football Coach of the Year 3 times (1975, 1979, 1987)
  • Tennessee Nominee National High School Football Coach of the Year in 1975
  • WDEF Coach of the Year in 1979
  • District Football Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1983
  • TACA District Football Coach of the Year 6 times (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992)
  • TACA Region Track Coach of the Year twice (1992, 1993)
  • TACA State Track Coach of the Year in 1992
  • TACA Region Football Coach of the Year 4 times (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Lawrenceburg Quarterback Club State Coach of the Year in 1993
  • E. B. “Red” Etter Football Coach of the Year in 1993
  • Amateur Football Award National Hall of Fame—1993
  • 1993 TSSAA Distinguished Service Award
  • State Football Coach of the Year in 1995
  • 54-game winning streak
  • Cleveland High School Stadium named the “Benny Monroe Stadium” in his honor
  • Inducted into the National High School Football Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Maryville College Wall of Fame Inductee
  • Blount County Hall of Fame Inductee

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