Born: 12/30/1896 Died: 5/26/1965 Birthplace: Carrolton, AL
Homer Hill Norton was born December 30, 1896, in Carrolton, Alabama. While attending Birmingham Southern College he was a letterman in 4 sports. From 1916 to 1919 he played professional baseball for the Birmingham Barons in the Southern league. In 1920 he accepted a position as Athletic Director and assistant football coach at Centenary College. In six years he became the head football coach and quickly developed winning teams. Leaving in 1934 with a record of 60-19-9 he accepted the head football coach's position at Texas A&M. In 14 years at Texas A&M, his record included three national championships, three southwestern conference championships, a string of 19 straight wins over a two year period, and from 1939 to 1941 his team won 29 games and lost 3. His overall coaching record was 142-72-18. He passed away in 1965.