Kermit Blount to be inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame
Fred Jeter | 12/22/2017, 3:27 p.m.
Native Richmonder Kermit Blount has been selected for induction into the John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will be 9 a.m. March 2, at the Charlotte Convention Center, coinciding with the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament.
Blount was a standout quarterback at Armstrong High School under former Coach Angier “Horse” Lawrence before going on to stardom as a player and later as a coach at Winston-Salem State University.
As a dashing, multiple-threat quarterback, Blount guided Winston-Salem State to 1977 and 1978 CIAA titles and was named to the 1978 Little All-American team.
In 12 years as coach at his alma mater, Blount led the Rams to CIAA championships in 1999 and 2000, and to a Pioneer Bowl victory in 1999.
Blount currently is head coach at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina.
Others in the CIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018:
• Ben Coates, Livingstone College, football
• Raymond McDougal, Fayetteville State University, golf coach
• Dr. Dorothy Cowser-Yancy, Johnson C. Smith University, administration
• The 1967 NCAA Division II basketball champion Winston-Salem State Rams, including Earl Monroe.