Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
John McClinton Tutt
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education Sports. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
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. Located between Laney Walker Blvd. and Hopkins Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1108 Phillips Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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
Also see . . . Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, Class of 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on July 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.