Larry Blakeney, Retired, Troy State University
Larry Blakeney retired as a football coach in 2015 following 45 years on the sideline with stops at Troy University, Auburn University and several high schools across the state of Alabama. He was inducted into the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame with the inaugural induction class in 2012 and was enshrined in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. Blakeney ran a program at Troy that was based on integrity and was regularly recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for high graduation rates. All told, he has been named to four different Halls of Fame and received numerous Coach of the Year awards.
During the summer of 2000, he was honored with the Johnny Vaught Lifetime Achievement Award by the All-American Football Foundation. Auburn had a 110-50-3 record during his time with the program, including four SEC championships and nine bowl appearances (6-2-1). In 1990, he was honored by the Chilton County Auburn Club with its “Unsung Hero Award.”
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