SportsCentury

Willie Jeffries

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 2/22/02
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  • The SportsCentury entry chronicles the life and career of Coach Willie Jeffries, who in 1979 became the first African American to coach Division I college football when he took over the Wichita State program. Jeffries coached 19 years at his alma mater, South Carolina State University. He also coached five years at Howard University and five years at Wichita State. He is the only man to have coached against both Eddie Robinson of Grambling and Bear Bryant of Alabama.moreless

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