Historic Markers Across Georgia

John McClinton Tutt 1886-1986

Marker ID: GHS 121-13
Location: in front of one of the buildings at the Museum of Black History at 1108 Phillips St., Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.048    W 081° 58.878
  33.46746666    -81.9813
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78VG
John McClinton Tutt 1886-1986 Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


For over six decades, John Tutt educated Augusta´s youth at the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute and Lucy Craft Laney High School. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1905, Tutt returned to Augusta to teach Mathematics. Coach Tutt´s teams amassed hundreds of wins in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field-many against college and semi-professional teams. He was a founding member of the Southern Coaches and Officials Association (est. 1922) and was instrumental in organizing its members into a cohesive group of African-American officials prepared to officiate within the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and elsewhere. John Tutt lived at this location from 1928-1968.

Georgia Historical Society, Delta House, Inc.
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History,
2008.13 and Zeta Omega Housing Foundation, Inc. 121-13

John McClinton Tutt 1886-1986
Photo by David Seibert