Harold D. "Red" Drew
Class of 1971
Birthplace: Dwyer Brook, Maine
Harold D. Drew was born in Dwyer Brook, Maine, on November 9, 1894. He started his coaching career at Trinity College from 1920 through 1923. Upon a recommendation from Knute Rockne, Coach Drew came south to Birmingham Southern in 1924. In 1928, he went to Chattanooga until Frank Thomas called him to coach the ends at the University of Alabama in 1931. In 1946, Coach Drew went to the University of Mississippi. After one year, he came back as head football coach at Alabama from 1947 to 1954 with a record of 55-28-7. They were SEC champions in 1953. He had 23 seasons as Alabama's track coach and recorded 84 dual meet wins and 26 losses. He retired in 1965. He is now deceased.
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