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Harold “Junior” Graham photo
Harold “Junior” Graham
Hometown: Greenville, MS
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Coach Junior Graham is a sterling championship football coach and athletic director who led programs at Duck Hill, Winona, Weir, Eupora, Winston Academy, and Winona Christian School. Born in Greenville and a graduate of Ethel High, Coach Graham earned his college degrees at Mississippi State before starting his 31-year coaching career as an assistant at Duck Hill. He worked two seasons as an assistant at Winona before arriving at Weir in 1993. He guided the Weir Lions as athletic director and head football coach from 2000 to 2007 and paced his teams to 4 district crowns, 3 North State titles, and the 2003 Class 1A State Championship. He departed Weir for Eupora where he worked again as athletic director and head football coach form 2007 to 2015 and coached the Eagles to 3 district titles and the 2012 North State championship. Junior coached at Winston Academy fro one season before arriving at Winona Christian where his teams captured 2 district titles. Coach Graham's football teams compiled a record of 182 wins and 57 losses while winning 8 district titles, 4 North State crowns, and 1 state championship. An 8-time District Coach of the Year, Junior served as an assistant coach in 2004 and as head coach in 2012 in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic. He also worked as an assistant coach in 2003 and as head coach in 2006 in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic. Coach Graham was scout coach in the 2010 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic and in the 2011 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. Junior is a distinguished member of the MAC who served as Vice President in 2009 and as President in 2010. He was a member of the MHSAA Executive Board, Legislative Board, and vice president and president of District 4. Coach Graham has given back to the profession as a clinic speaker at Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Louisville High, and MAC football events. He served as an alderman for 7 years for the town of McCool.