Alexander Bondurant
Biographical details
Born(1865-06-22)June 22, 1865
Buckingham County, Virginia
DiedJanuary 12, 1937(1937-01-12) (aged 71)
Oxford, Mississippi
Head coaching record

Alexander Lee Bondurant (June 22, 1865 – January 12, 1937) was an American classicist, educator and football coach. Born in Buckingham County, Virginia, he was educated at Hampden–Sydney College (A.B. and A.M.) and the University of Virginia, followed by further study at the University of Texas and Harvard University, and in Europe, where he studied Greek and Roman ruins. In 1889 he began his career as an instructor of Greek and Latin at the University of Mississippi, becoming head of the classics department in 1894, and the first dean of the graduate school in 1927,[1] retiring as dean emeritus in 1936.[2] He also served as the first football coach at the University in 1893.[3] During his one-season tenure, Bondurant compiled an record of four wins and one loss (4–1).[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Independent) (1893)
1893 Ole Miss 4–1
Ole Miss: 4–1
Total: 4–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found. Bondurant Family Association Newsletter 86 (2010): Obituary and other information from Mississippi State Archives
  2. "The Bondurant years". University of Mississippi. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  3. David G., Sansing (1999). The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. p. 170. ISBN 1-57806-091-5. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  4. DeLassus, David. "Alexander H. Bondurant Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012.

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