Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tennessee State: Winston-Salem native, longtime college and NFL coach Hubbard Alexander dies

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Winston-Salem native Hubbard Alexander died two weeks ago, and those in the football community knew what kind of impact he made.

Alexander played at old Atkins High School in the late 1950s before playing at Tennessee State in Nashville and graduating in 1962. But it was impact as a college and pro coach that touched the lives of so many people and players.

He died at the age of 77 of pancreatic cancer in Baltimore, but he was going back and forth from his home in Memphis to Baltimore to receive treatments at Johns Hopkins. His son, Chad Alexander, said there will be a memorial Sept. 17 in Memphis. Hubbard Alexander leaves behind a widow, Gloria, and two other sons — Todd and Bard.

Chad Alexander played for Jim Caldwell at Wake Forest and is now the assistant director of player personnel for the Baltimore Ravens. He has held that position since 2009 and has been working with the Ravens since 1999.


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