Hall of Fame

John Garrison, Class of 1963

Induction Class of 2002
Football, Basketball, & Track

While at Rosedale High, Garrison lettered in football and basketball for five years, baseball for three years, and track for two years. He was the MVP in football and basketball for two years earning All Cotton Bowl Conference in football for two years. He was All Bolivar County in basketball for three years and earned All Cotton Bowl Conference in basketball for two years. He was selected to the Mississippi State High School All Star Basketball Team after averaging over 25 points per game in 1961. He helped the track team win the District and State 880 relay setting a new record in each.

John was the team captain for the Trojans football team that captures its first-ever State Championship in 1962. He earned All-State and All-American Honorable Mention honors after the 7-2 season. Garrison was a member of the Trojans basketball team and made it to the North Mississippi Finals losing by one point in the semi-finals of the State Championship. His relay team finished second in the State Track Meet, losing by only two points. He was a member of the “M” Club and was voted Most Athletic by his 1962 fellow classmates.

John Garrison went on to Northeast Louisiana University at Monroe where he played quarterback and tailback, lettering both years. He graduated with a B.S. in Education.

While at Coahoma County High School he was named Delta Valley Coach of the Year all five years he was there.

For over 30 years John worked as a manager for Roadway Express, managing terminals in five states.

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