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Funeral Services Legendary Coach Leon J. "Stan" Lomax

  • Fort Valley State University C.W. Pettigrew Center 1005 State University Drive Fort Valley, GA, 31030 United States (map)

We would like to inform you that the funeral services for Coach Leon J. "Stan" Lomax will be Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 am on the beautiful campus of Fort Valley State University, C.W. Pettigrew Center, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. 

Donations are to be made to: FVSU Foundation online at by selecting fund: “Hawkins-Lomax-Varner Scholarship” or via check payable to: FVSU Foundation, memo: ”Hawkins-Lomax-Varner Scholarship”. If you wish to send expressions of condolences, cards, flowers, etc., you can send them to Hicks & Sons Mortuary, 801 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030. The funeral home telephone number is 478.825.0760.

Born in Athens, GA, great high school & college coach whose career in the Peach state spanned 29 years (1948-1977). At Risely High School in Brunswick, GA, he led his football team to the 1950 & 1957 state championships while compiling a 101-36-4 mark. His 1950 team scored 427 points & allowed only 35. He also won 2 state titles in basketball and 5 consecutive titles in track & field. Coach Lomax became head football coach at Fort Valley State College in 1963 & stayed until 1977. With a solid record of 86-33-1, his teams captured 4 SIAC footbll championships & twice competed in the NCAA playoffs. In 1972, Lomax’s Wildcats became the first all-black college football team to be featured on an ABC-TV regionally telecasted game. He was named SIAC Football “Coach of the Year” 4 times. He was also the head basketball coach of the Wildcats from 1963-1967. He is inducted in both the Fort Valley State College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1979 & the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 1986.