|Sport:||Football Coach, Athletic Director|
AC “Butch” Lambert started the then Itawamba Junior
College football program in 1949 and served as Athletic Director
for three years.
He officiated SEC football games for 29 years and called 13 bowl games and national championship games, all but the Rose and Cotton bowls. He also called SEC basketball games for 20 seasons and officiated four NCAA tournaments.
Lambert was the recipient of the “Distinguished American Award” and was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and is recognized in the Hall for his contributions to amateur athletics in the state.
The AC “Butch” Lambert Field in Jackson is and ICC football stadium are named in his honor and memory.