Friday, February 8, 2019

Frank Hodges

Frank Lidell Hodges


Born:
December 11, 1919
Collinsville, MS

Died:
November 23, 2004
Pensacola, FL


Career
1939-40 East Mississippi JC (College)
1940-41 East Mississippi JC (College)
1946-47 Delta State Teachers College - Mississippi (College)
1947-48 Jackson Senators (SPBL)
1953-54 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1956-57 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1958-59 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1962-63 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Philadelphia High School - Mississippi (High School) Head coach

Hodges entered the army after a few years at East Mississippi Junior College. After World War 2, he enrolled at Delta State to finish his education. He joined the Jackson Senators in mid-February of 1948 and made an immediate impact, scoring 39 points in his professional debut against Nashville. Five days later, he would score a league-record 50 points against Mobile. He finished the season averaging 26.9 points per game, but was unavailable to play multiple times due to family issues or teaching commitments.

He went on to coach for many years at the high school level, winning two state titles, and eventually would be inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004, a few months before his death.

Source:
https://www.franklincountytimes.com/2004/07/06/hodges-headed-to-hall-of-fame/

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