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Melvin Black

Inducted 2014


  •  Teacher and Coach at Burt High School in Clarksville and Pearl High School in Nashville for nine years

  • Coached football, basketball, and track during his teaching tenure

  • In 1962, became a member of the Tennessee High School Athletic Association (THSAA), which administered the black schools prior to integration

  • Officiated basketball games in the THSAA

  • In 1963, registered with TSSAA as a basketball official

  • Officiated over 1,000 football games, more than 900 baseball games, and more than 900 track meets on the high school and college level

  • Worked in one TSSAA football state championship and one boys’ state basketball championship during his career as a high school official

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