UK College of Education Hall of Fame


Blanton CollierBlanton Long Collier (1906-1983)
M.A. in Education, ’47
Named posthumously to the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001

Blanton Long Collier taught and coached basketball, football, baseball, and track at Paris High School. Following his discharge from the U.S. Navy after World War II, Collier served twice as assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns under the legendary Paul Brown. At Brown's retirement, Collier was named Cleveland head coach. He led the team to a NFL championship in 1964. Between stints with the Browns, Collier was head coach of University of Kentucky football from 1954 until 1961. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Delta Kappa, educational honorary fraternity, and Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership fraternity. Collier was named to the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni on April 7, 1975.

During the ceremony at Commonwealth Stadium, Coach Blanton Collier's posthumous induction into the College of Education Hall of Fame was accepted on his behalf by Frank Dickey, President of the University of Kentucky (1956 - 1963) and Dean of the College of Education (1949 - 1956).

Blanton Collier passed away on March 22, 1983.

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