Coach

Buford Bible

Inducted 1990


Teacher/Coach 34 Years (1927 - 1961)

    • Coal Creek High School—Lake City, TN (1927 – 1930)
    • Jefferson City High School (1930 - 1935)
      • Boys’ Basketball Coach
        • 5 District Titles
        • 4th TSSAA Basketball State Tournament—1931
    • Knoxville High School (1935 - 1951)
      • Boys’ Basketball Coach
        • 3 TSSAA Basketball State Champions—1939, 1941, 1951
        • TSSAA Basketball State Tournament Runners-Up—1938, 1950
    • Knoxville East High School (1951 - 1961)

Principal 7 Years (1960 – 1967)

    • Knoxville East High School

President Retired Teachers Association

  • Coached fellow TSSAA Hall of Fame member James “Doc” Simpson
  • Taught Mathematics at the University of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Academy of Science Distinguished Teacher Award—1961
  • Carson-Newman College honorary doctorate degree (his alma mater)
  • Lobbyist for teachers at the state legislature
  • Inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 1983
  • At the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Coach Bible was quoted as saying, “the players are the key to any success the coach obtains.  I had some outstanding athletes, dedicated boys, who were willing to pay the price.” (Knoxville News-Sentinel—June 4, 1983)
  • Coach Bible’s career spanned more than 800 games
  • The Buford Bible Award was established and presented annually at the Bearden’s Super 16 Tournament—a boys and girls championship event held annually during the Christmas holidays; Mr. Bible was the first recipient of this award in 1988

Other 1990 Inductees

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