Keeping Score

Hal Mumme's Belhaven squad dresses like the Oregon of D-III

By PATRICK MAGEE

pmagee@sunherald.com

Twitter: @Patrick_Magee

Belhaven's Alvin Vaughn (35) and Isaiah Swopes (2), an Ocean Springs product, both play for Hal Mumme at the Jackson school.
Belhaven's Alvin Vaughn (35) and Isaiah Swopes (2), an Ocean Springs product, both play for Hal Mumme at the Jackson school. BELHAVEN ATHLETICS

Hal Mumme is known for his swagger on the sideline and being ahead of the curve when it comes to today's pass-happy spread offenses.

He has been a head coach at Kentucky, New Mexico State, Valdosta State and Southeastern Louisiana. His last two stops have been a little less glamorous. After working three years at Div. III McMurry, Mumme is now in his second season at Div. III Belhaven in Jackson, Miss.

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Hal Mumme is in his second season as the head coach at Belhaven University in Jackson. ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Blazers picked up their first win of the season, 42-33, over Warner University last week to improve to 1-6.

While the wins aren't piling up yet for Mumme's Blazers, their look on the field has to be the outlandish in all of Div. III.

Belhaven has incorporated the plaid (or Tartar) look from its logo into the the team's uniforms and several odd shades of green.

The Blazers also bring breast cancer awareness to an entirely new level with a pink helmet.

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The Belhaven Blazers bring breast cancer awareness to an entirely new level with those helmets. BELHAVEN ATHLETICS

Mumme is no stranger to making a fashion statmement considering he wore a baby blue leisure suit on the sideline while coaching high school football in Texas in the 70's.

Mumme may be flying under the radar on the quiet Belhaven campus, but those uniforms are as loud as they get.

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