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Kermit Blount
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamJohnson C. Smith
ConferenceCIAA
Record12–29
Biographical details
Born (1958-05-16) May 16, 1958 (age 61)
Richmond, Virginia
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall118–145–3
Bowls1–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 CIAA (1998–2000)
2 CIAA Western Division (2000–2001)
Awards
CIAA Coach of the Year (1999–2000)

Kermit Blount (born May 16, 1958) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, a position he has held since the 2015 season. Blount was the head football coach at Winston-Salem State University from 1993 to 2009 and at Delaware State University from 2011 to 2014. He is a Winston-Salem State alumnus who played quarterback for the Rams from 1976 to 1979, and was a teammate of future National Football League (NFL) player Timmy Newsome.

During his tenure as head coach at his alma mater, the Rams won two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles, in 1999 and 2000. Blount's teams also appeared in the post-season Pioneer Bowl in 1999 and 2000. He compiled a record of 91–87–3, making him currently the winningest coach in the history of the Winston-Salem State football program. He was responsible to helping former Ram football players such as Richard Huntley, Oronde Gadsden, Tory Woodbury, and William Hayes reach the NFL as either late round draft picks or free agents.

After resigning as head coach after the 2009 season, Blount worked as a special assistant to the athletic director at Winston-Salem State. The Rams football team was competing as a former transitional Division I-AA (now FCS) independent team, as Winston-Salem State's athletic program was planning to move up to the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) starting in 2006, but later decided to move back to NCAA Division II and back to the CIAA for the 2010–11 athletic season.

Blount was named the coach at Delaware State on February 3, 2011.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Winston-Salem State Rams (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1993–2006)
1993 Winston-Salem State 6–4–1 5–2–1 3rd
1994 Winston-Salem State 6–5 5–3 T–3rd
1995 Winston-Salem State 4–4–2 3–3–2 T–5th
1996 Winston-Salem State 4–7 3–5 7th
1997 Winston-Salem State 6–4 4–3 T–3rd
1998 Winston-Salem State 5–5 5–2 T–1st
1999 Winston-Salem State 8–3 7–0 1st W Pioneer
2000 Winston-Salem State 9–3 5–1 1st (Western) L Pioneer
2001 Winston-Salem State 8–3 5–1 1st (Western)
2002 Winston-Salem State 4–6 4–3 2nd (Western)
2003 Winston-Salem State 7–3 5–2 2nd (Western)
2004 Winston-Salem State 4–6 4–3 3rd (Western)
2005 Winston-Salem State 6–4 6–1 2nd (Western)
Winston-Salem State Rams (NCAA Division II independent) (2006–2009)
2006 Winston-Salem State 4–7
2007 Winston-Salem State 6–5
2008 Winston-Salem State 3–8
2009 Winston-Salem State 1–10
Winston Salem State: 91–87–3 61–29–3
Delaware State Hornets (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2011–2014)
2011 Delaware State 3–8 1–7 T–9th
2012 Delaware State 6–5 5–3 T–3rd
2013 Delaware State 5–6 5–3 T–3rd
2014 Delaware State 2–10 2–6 T–9th
Delaware State: 16–29 13–19
Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (2015–present)
2015 Johnson C. Smith 4–6 3–4 4th (Southern)
2016 Johnson C. Smith 3–7 3–4 3rd (Southern)
2017 Johnson C. Smith 2–8 2–5 4th (Southern)
2018 Johnson C. Smith 2–8 2–4 T–4th (Southern)
Johnson C. Smith: 11–29 10–17
Total: 118–145–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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