Jake Gaither Coach

Jake gaither

Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither (April 11, 1903 – February 18, 1994) was the head football coach at Florida A&M University (FAMU) for 25 years, and amassed one of the best winning records of any college football coach. Gaither was born in 1903 in Dayton, Tennessee. His father was a preacher, and as a youth Gaither expected to also become a preacher. He graduated from Knoxville College, where he had played football, in 1927. Gaither's father died around that time, and Gaither became a high school football coach to help support his family. Gaither later completed a master's degree at Ohio State University in 1937. Date: December 1953]] Gaither went to work as an assistant to head coach William "Big Bill" Bell at Florida A&M College for Negroes (as it was called then) in 1938. The FAMC Rattlers had an undefeated (8-0-0) season that year, and won their first Black College National Championship. The school won the national title again in 1942. Bell left to enter military service in 1943. After two years of problems in the football program, Gaither was hired as the head football coach for Florida A&M College in 1945.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 11th, 1903
Date of death
February 18th, 1994 at age of 90
Place of death
Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America


1. Knoxville College Colleges/University

Knoxville College is a historically black liberal arts college in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Founded in 1875 by the United Presbyterian Church of North America, the school has an enrollment of approximately 100 students, and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and an Associate of Arts degree. Knoxville College is a United Negro College Fund member school.

Type Private university
Institution colors
December 16th, 1875
901 Knoxville College Drive, 37921 - Knoxville, Tennessee
2010. 100
Official web page www.knoxvillecollege.edu
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People attended Knoxville College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1906., Writer
b. 1921., Organization founder
b. 1958., Radio personality
b. 1973., American Football Defensive tackle
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1942., Politician
b. 1952., Writer
b. 1918., Journalist

2. Ohio State University Colleges/University

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The college began with a focus on training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but was developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and by 1878, the college changed its name to its current name. It has since grown into the third largest university campus in the United States. In 2007, Ohio State was officially designated as the flagship institution of Ohio's public universities as part of the newly centralized University System of Ohio. It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. Along with its main campus in Columbus, Ohio State also operates a regional campus system with regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 3.15 bil. $
2010. 1.87 bil. $
Institution colors
281 W. Lane Ave., 43210 - Columbus, Ohio
2013. 44,201
2011. 42,916
2010. 42,082
2009. 41,349
2013. 13,265
2011. 13,951
2010. 13,982
2007. 13,341
Acceptance rate
2012. 64.0 %
2011. 63.4 %
2010. 63.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.62 K $
2011. 9.74 K $
2010. 9.42 K $
2009. 8.68 K $
2008. 8.68 K $
Official web page www.osu.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Ohio State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1946., Coach
b. 1971., Coach
b. 1948., Coach
b. 1965., Coach
b. 1947., Coach
b. 1898., Photographer


1.Jake Gaither Gymnasium

Sports Facility
Jake Gaither Gymnasium is a 3,365-seat multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida. It was built in 1963 and was home to the Florida A&M University Rattlers basketball team until 2008. It is named for Jake Gaither, head football coach at Florida A&M University from 1945 until 1969. In November 2009, the Rattlers Men's and Women's Basketball teams as well as the Women's Volleyball team moved into the Senator Al Lawson Multi Purpose Teaching Gymnasium, across the street from Gaither Gym.
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