Coach

Don Grider

Inducted 2010


Teacher/Coach 31 Years (1961 – 1993)

  • South Pittsburg High School
    • Football (1969 - 1993)
      • Record:  188 – 88 – 1
      • 12 Conference Championships
      • 7 Region Championships
      • 5 District Championships
      • 1969 TSSAA Class A State Champions

Athletic Director 23 Years (1969 – 1993)

  • South Pittsburg High School

  • Coach Grider’s 1969 team was Tennessee’s first Class A State Champion in football
  • His teams reached the state quarterfinals 11 times and the State Semi-finals 8 times
  • South Pittsburg was the state runner-up 3 times during Coach Grider’s tenure (1974, 1985, 1986)
  • Coach Grider’s teams scored 5,432 points and only allowed 2,804 points
  • South Pittsburg produced 16 All-State players during his time coaching there
  • Coach Grider was named Coach of the Year eleven times over his illustrious career

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