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Butch Inmon

Butch Inmon, Class of 1964

Induction Class of 2004
Basketball & Baseball

Lewis “Butch” Inmon was one of the hottest baseball prospects to come out of the Delta in the early 60’s and later went on to become one of the most winning coaches in the Delta. In 1963 and 1964 “Butch” played third base for the Trojans and helped lead back-to-back State Championships. He also played forward for the basketball team.

Lewis Inmon continued his baseball career at Mississippi College where he played third base and hit .300 earning MVP honors during his senior year in 1966. That June he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and played first base and catcher during two years of Class A ball in Covington, VA through the 1968 season. He then returned to Mississippi College and earned his B.S. in Education as a math major. He later earned an M.Ed. in math from Delta State University.

In 1970 “Butch” returned to Leland and began his coaching career as head baseball, girl’s basketball coach, and assistant football coach. In 1975 he became the head football coach of the Leland Cubs while also coaching baseball and girl’s basketball. During his five years as head football coach, the Cubs were 39-11-2 and finished runner-up in the Delta Valley Conference four times. During his 10 years as head baseball and girl’s basketball coach, he captured six District 3-A titles and six DVC Championships as well as one North State Class A crown. His girls won two DVC Championships and two District 3-A titles. “Butch” later became the Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Greenville Westin and Head Football Coach at St. Joseph High School in Greenville, MS.

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