Hubbard Alexander, American football coach, Died at 77


Hubbard Lindsay “Axe” Alexander was born on February 14, 1939, and died on August 28, 2016.

He was an American football coach.

Hubbard won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) and two national championships at the University of Miami.

Axe played college football at Tennessee State University and attended Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Hubbard played high school football, basketball and baseball at Atkins High School. He earned four varsity letters in football, three in basketball and four in baseball.

Hubbard was captain of the 1958 football and basketball teams his senior year while earning All-City/County and All-State honors in football.

Alexander led the basketball team to the N.C.H.S.A.A. State Championship during the 1956–57 season.

He was a player for the Tennessee State Tigers, his position was as centre.

Hubbard lettered his freshmen year and then started the next three years.

Hubbard Alexander garnered All-Midwestern Conference accolades his junior and senior years.

He earned All-American honors his senior year.

Hubbard Alexander was also a team captain three years in a row.

Alexander graduated with a degree in Health and Physical Education in 1962.

He was a graduate assistant for the Tennessee State Tigers from 1962 to 1963.

Alexander coached at George Washington High School in Chicago, Illinois from 1963 to 1965.

Alexander coached at Lester High School in Memphis, Tennessee from 1966 to 1970.

He was the head coach and athletic director at East High School in Memphis from 1971 to 1974.

Alexander was appointed the defensive line and tight ends coach for the Vanderbilt Commodores from 1975 to 1978.

Alexander was the tight ends coach of the Miami Hurricanes from 1979 to 1984 and the wide receivers coach from 1985 to 1988.

And The Hurricane’s won the national championship in 1983 in 1987.

Hubbard’s son, Chad Alexander, played college football for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

His son has also worked as a pro personnel assistant, area scout and assistant director of pro personnel for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.

Hubbard Alexander passed away at 77 years old.