Hall of Fame

Carl Grubb, Class of 1955

Induction Class of 1999
Football & Track

The Friars Point native was an all-around athlete at Friars Point High School earning four letters each in football, baseball, and basketball. He continued his athletic performance at Sunflower Junior College receiving letters in football and track during the 1953-1954 and 1954-1955 seasons. In football, he was named Most Valuable Player his freshman year and received All State honors his sophomore year.

Grubb went on to Delta State University where he earned two letters in football and one letter in track. As a senior he served as President of the “M” Club and received the Freddie Black Memorial Award as well as being voted Honorable Mention Little All American. In 1956 he set a Delta State record for the longest run from scrimmage-95 yards against Livingston State. In 1990, he was elected to the DSU Sports Hall of Fame.

After graduation from DSU Grubb served with the U.S. Army in Italy. He worked with the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission for a short time after returning home, but in 1960 he decided to go into education and took a job teaching and coaching at Moorhead High School. He taught three years at Moorhead High while coaching football, girls basketball, and track. His 1963 track team won the conference championship.

In 1963 Coach Grubb became an offensive and defensive backs coach and an instructor in Science at MDCC. He continued coaching football for the Trojans for 15 years and for 3 consecutive years, 1971, 1972, and 1973 was named as a member of the Mississippi Junior College Coaching Staff of the Year. He helped coach the Trojans football team to State Championships in 1972 and 1973. In addition to football Coach Grubb also coached baseball and track for several years. His baseball team won the State Championship in 1964. In 1978 he retired from coaching to devote himself to teaching full time.

Carl Grubb taught at MDCC for 37 years before retiring in 1998.

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