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 http://www.fvsu.edu/donatetofvsu 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.
COACH LOMAX BRIEF LEGACY:
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.