Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
John V. "Pete" Adkins
To John and Myrtle (Frisbie) Adkins
Married Lorraine (Fenner) on June 12, 1948
Father to Mike, Terry and Danny
Served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946
Earned undergraduate degree from Culver Stockton College and masters degree from the University of Missouri
Overall football coaching record 405-60-4
Jefferson City H.S. record 354-48-2, Centralia H.S. record 51-12-2
His 405 career wins are tied for second in the nation
Best winning percentage in America for coaches with over 100 wins
Nine 5A state championship titles - most in Missouri
Posted only one loss in his first 79 games as Jays head coach
Posted a winning streak of 71 consecutive games
Jefferson City Jays have had 15 perfect seasons under his leadership
Has coached the Jays to 20 undefeated regular seasons
Has produced 52 first team All-State players
Featured in PBS documentary "On Broad Shoulders"
Has appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines"
Eight time Missouri Coach of the Year
Elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Elected to Culver Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988
Elected to the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1992
In 1992, Public School Stadium was renamed Adkins Stadium
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2013 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1924.
Location. 37° 7.237′ N, 93° 13.007′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Charles "Bill" Virdon (here, next to this marker); John Kadlec (here, next to this marker); Dan Dierdorf (here, next to this marker); Anthony "Tony" La Russa (here, next to this marker); Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds (here, next to this marker); Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon (here, next to this marker); Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Pete Adkins (Missouri Sports Hall of Fame) . (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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