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John McClinton Tutt

1886-1968

 
 
John McClinton Tutt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
1. John McClinton Tutt Marker
Inscription. For over six decades, John Tutt educated Augusta's youth at the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute and Lucy Craft Laney High School. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1905, Tutt returned to Augusta to teach Mathematics. Coach Tutt's teams amassed hundreds of wins in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field-many against college and semi-professional teams. He was a founding member of the Southern Coaches and Officials Association (est. 1922) and was instrumental in organizing its members into a cohesive group of African-American officials prepared to officiate within the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and elsewhere. John Tutt lived at this location from 1928-1968.
 
Erected 2008 by Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Delta House, Inc., Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and Zeta XI Omega Housing Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 121-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.049′ N, 81° 58.876′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Phillips Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between Laney Walker
John McClinton Tutt House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
2. John McClinton Tutt House and Marker
1108 Phillips Street, Augusta
Blvd. and Hopkins Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1108 Phillips Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucy Craft Laney (within shouting distance of this marker); Haines Normal and Industrial Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John M. Tutt (about 400 feet away); Stoney Nurses Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Medical College of Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meadow Garden (approx. half a mile away); George Walton (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding John McClinton Tutt. Orphaned at an early age, John McClinton Tutt came under the tutelage of influential African American educator, Lucy Craft Laney, at Augusta’s Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. Tutt graduated from Haines in 1902, and received an academic scholarship to Lincoln University, an historically African American all-boys school in western Pennsylvania. After completing his Bachelors of Arts and Masters degrees at Lincoln University, Tutt returned to Augusta as a teacher and coach. He taught at the Haines Institute from 1906-1949, and then at Lucy Craft Laney High School from 1949-1958. A
John McClinton Tutt Marker and house image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
3. John McClinton Tutt Marker and house
respected member of the community, Tutt is often referred to as the “Father of the People's Children.” (Georgia Historical Commission)
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees. Year Inducted: 2007 Category: Coach A legendary coach who spent his coaching career in Augusta at Haines Institute (1906-1949) and Lucy Laney High School (1949-1958)…In over five decades, Tutt’s teams won more than 400 football, 800 basketball and 300 baseball games…From 1914-1935, his football and baseball teams played mostly college teams due to few high schools in that area offering good competition…Haines Institute played and beat colleges such as South Carolina State, Claflin, Savannah State, Benedict and Paine Colleges…1916 Haines Institute football squad went undefeated...“Prof Tutt once won the state basketball championship with four players in the game. One fouled out in the third quarter.” Colleague of John Tutt. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationSports
 
John McClinton Tutt Marker and house as seen looking north along Phillips Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
4. John McClinton Tutt Marker and house as seen looking north along Phillips Street
 
 
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