Jackie Sherrill is one of the greatest to ever coach in Starkville. He took Mississippi State to heights that had been previously unattainable by the Bulldogs and he accomplished more than any other coach in Mississippi State history. He currently holds the most wins in MSU history and is the only guy to get State to Atlanta to compete in the SEC Championship.
And now, he’s been inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame for all that he did in his time in Starkville.
Congrats @jackiesherrill! Now officially a member of @MsSportsHoF #HailState https://t.co/FrAPhdSfud pic.twitter.com/IRh3QRyQF3— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 31, 2016
Sherrill joins a long line of Mississippi State coaches to reach the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. From the official press release by MSU:
Sherrill became the third former Bulldog football head coach to be enshrined, joining College Football Hall of Famer Allyn McKeen (1977) and Stanley Robinson (1966). Sherrill is the ninth MSU head coach among all sports to be inducted into the MSHOF. James "Babe" McCarthy (men's basketball, 1974); Richard Williams (men's basketball, 2014); Ron Polk (baseball, 1998); R.T. "Tom" Sawyer (men's tennis, 1992), Paul Gregory (men's basketball and baseball, 1982) and Dudy Noble (baseball, 1961) also earned the prestigious honor.
"To the Mississippi State family, I thank you for taking me and for teaching me how to be a Bulldog." @jackiesherrill @MsSportsHoF speech— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 31, 2016
Celebrating @jackiesherrill’s induction into the @MsSportsHoF tonight in Jackson. #HailState pic.twitter.com/GocVd8bc2H— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) July 31, 2016
Congrats to one of the greatest to ever touch Scott Field. Congrats, Jackie Sherrill.