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Dr. William C. Warner photo
Dr. William C. Warner
Hometown: Panama City, FL
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Dr. William C. Warner is inducted into the MAC Coaches Hall of Fame as an Honorary Member. Dr. Warner is a native of Panama City, spent his early years in Montgomery, Alabam, and graduated from Durant High and Mississippi State. Inspired by his grandfather, Dr. Charles Sheppard, he earned his medical degrees at Ole Miss and Tulane. He served a one year internship at Henry Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Warner served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Philippines and by 1946 rose to the rank of major as a flight surgeon with the P-38 Fighter Squadron. Following the war, he completed his residency at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis before moving to Jackson to the Jackson Bone and Joint Clinic where he would practice for the next 32 years. Dr. Warner served as orthopaedic consultant for Mississippi State for 35 years. He treated thousands of athletes during his long and outstanding career. He was board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgers, and a member of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He was chief of staff at Baptist Medical Center and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Warner was a highly decorated physician as he was Mississippi State Alumnus of the Year in 1977 and was an honorary member of the Mississippi State “M” Club. Besides his membership into the MAC Coaches Hall of Fame, Dr. Warner was also inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1997.