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Edward Hurt

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Inducted: 1975, coach

Born: February 12, 1900 - Brookneal, Virginia
Deceased: March 24, 1989

A long-time athletic administrator at Morgan State College in Baltimore, Md., Edward "Ed" Hurt served as the school's athletic director, head football coach, and head track coach during his 40-year tenure beginning in 1929. His football teams won 54 straight games and his track teams were just as awesome with such world-class athletes as George Rhoden, Elmore Harris and Art Bragg among his charges. In all, Morgan State athletes won eight national collegiate individual titles and 12 National AAU championships under his tutelage. A graduate of Howard University, Hurt became head track coach at Morgan State in 1929 and built the school into a national power. He was on the coaching staffs at both the 1959 Pan-American Games and the 1964 Olympic Games.

undergraduate: Howard (Washington D.C., )

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