Bennie George

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George came to Delaware from his native Atlanta. George was a coaching legend at Delaware State College. He was named “Coach of the Year” in baseball in 1954, football in 1950 and basketball in
1966, by the Central Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association. His teams won 360 games in his 20 years of coaching. He had only two losing seasons. As an athlete he starred in baseball, football and
basketball in the early 1940’s at Delaware State.  One of his proudest memories was of Jake Woods who went from DSU to a seven year career with the Detroit Tigers baseball teams. George was
inducted into the Delaware State University Hall of Fame. He retired in 1979 and died seven years later, August 6, 1986.



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