Doug Porter
Biographical details
Born (1929-08-15) August 15, 1929 (age 92)
Memphis, Tennessee
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1965Mississippi Vocational / Valley State
1966–1973Grambling State (assistant)
1974–1978Howard
1979–1985Fort Valley State
1987–1996Fort Valley State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1981–1997Fort Valley State
Head coaching record
Overall155–110–5
Bowls0–1
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 SIAC (1982–1983, 1991–1992)
Awards
MEAC Coach of the Year (1974)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2008 (profile)

Douglas T. Porter (born August 15, 1929) is a former American football coach. He served as the head coach at Mississippi Valley State University (1961–1965), Howard University (1974–1978), and Fort Valley State University (1979–1985, 1987–1996), compiling a career college football record of 155–110–5. He was also an assistant coach at Grambling State University under Eddie Robinson. Porter was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Porter was the fifth head football coach at Mississippi Valley State University located in Itta Bena, Mississippi and he held that position for five seasons, from 1961 until 1965. His coaching record at Mississippi Valley State was 21–20.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA#
Mississippi Vocational Delta Devils (South Central Athletic Conference) (1961)
1961 Mississippi Vocational 2–4
Mississippi Vocational / Valley State Delta Devils (NCAA College Division independent) (1962–1965)
1962 Mississippi Vocational 2–5
1963 Mississippi Vocational 6–3
1964 Mississippi Valley State 5–4
1965 Mississippi Valley State 6–3
Mississippi Vocational / Valley State: 21–19
Howard Bison (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1974–1978)
1974 Howard 8–2–1 4–1–1 T–2nd L Orange Blossom Classic
1975 Howard 8–3 4–2 3rd
1976 Howard 5–5–1 3–2–1 T–3rd
1977 Howard 5–5 2–4 5th
1978 Howard 4–6 2–4 T–5th
Howard: 30–21–2 15–13–2
Fort Valley State Wildcats (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1979–1985)
1979 Fort Valley State 4–4–1 2–2–1
1980 Fort Valley State 6–4–1 4–0–1
1981 Fort Valley State 9–2 4–1
1982 Fort Valley State 10–2 6–0 1st L NCAA Division II First Round 7
1983 Fort Valley State 8–1 5–0 1st 9
1984 Fort Valley State 8–3 5–2
1985 Fort Valley State 8–1[n 1] 4–0[n 1] [n 1]
Fort Valley State Wildcats (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1987–1996)
1987 Fort Valley State 4–6 3–4
1988 Fort Valley State 3–7 2–5
1989 Fort Valley State 6–4 5–1 2nd
1990 Fort Valley State 4–7 2–6 7th
1991 Fort Valley State 7–3 5–2 T–1st
1992 Fort Valley State 7–4 6–1 1st 10
1993 Fort Valley State 6–4–1 5–1–1 2nd
1994 Fort Valley State 5–5 5–3 T–3rd
1995 Fort Valley State 3–8 3–5
1996 Fort Valley State 6–5 3–3
Fort Valley State: 104–70–3 69–37–3
Total: 155–110–5

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Porter coached the first nine games of the season before suffering a heart attack. Gerald T. Walker replaced Porter as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Fort Valley State finished the year with an overall record of 9–3, sharing the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and losing in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

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