NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Jack Carlisle, one of Mississippi’s most successful high school football coaches, died Tuesday at the age of 91.
The Amory native died at his home in New Albany.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and Mississippi College, he spent more than 61 years as a teacher and football coach, accumulating a high school record of 262 wins, 70 losses and 17 ties.
He coached at Ethel; Lula Rich; Nettleton; Collierville, Tennessee; Murrah High School; Jackson Prep; Ole Miss; East Tennessee State University; Madison Ridgeland Academy; and Louisiana College.
He also spent time at Mississippi College, Millsaps College and East Central Community College.
He’s a member of seven Halls of Fame, including the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Community College Hall of Fame and the North Mississippi Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Jack Carlisle Field at Nettleton High School was dedicated in his honor in 2010.