|Alma Mater:||Winston-Salem State, 1980|
Kermit Blount is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a football student-athlete. A 1980 alumnus of Winston-Salem State University, Blount enjoyed a long and fruitful playing career as a Ram. As a four-year starter at quarterback at WSSU, Blount guided the Rams to back-to-back CIAA titles in 1977 and 1978 earning all-conference and All-America honors along the way. The 1978 All-American sat atop the WSSU record books for more than 25 years with 3,330 career passing yards. Following his playing career Blount turned in a Hall of Fame resume as coach of the Rams. Blount, who is finished his career at WSSU was a proven winner who completed his 17-year coaching tenure with a 91-87-3 record. His teams utilize hard work, attention to detail and game preparation as their tools for success. One needs to look no further than the Rams’ back-to-back conference championships in 1999 and 2000 to realize that he is truly on the Rams’ all-time greats. Blount was honored as the 1999 and 2000 CIAA Coach of the Year, the 1999 and 2000 D.C. Pigskin Coach of the Year and was honored as the 2000 100 Percent Wrong Club Coach of the Year during a two-year span in which he led Winston-Salem State University to back-to-back conference titles.