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Major J. "Loggie" Powell

Football ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Although he was a star football tackle in both high school and college, Major J (Loggie) Powell was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame chiefly for his long and distinguished career as a college coach and athletic administrator. At the time of his death in 1983 at age 67, Loggie was special assistant to the president of his alma mater Morris Brown in Atlanta, Georgia. He had previously served as head football coach for five years and in 1973 was named director of athletics. In addition to his degree from Morris Brown in 1940, Loggie held a masterís degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and conducted advanced studies there and at the University of Georgia. Earlier in his college career, he had been a coach and physical education instructor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Prairie View A&M in Texas, and he also was dean of men at Morris Brown. During his football coaching career there, he was named Coach of the Year three times. Loggie was a 1935 graduate of Aliquippa High School, where he earned four letters in football, was co-captain in 1934, and was named All WPIAL that year. At Morris Brown College, he earned three letters in basketball and four in football, where he captained the team for four years. He made the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All Star team in football four times and also was selected for the Pittsburgh Courierís All American team four times. During World War II, he was a player and football coach in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejuene. He was elected to the Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.