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Edwin Pope

Edwin Pope
Born (1928-04-11) April 11, 1928
Education University of Georgia
Occupation Sportswriter
Spouse(s) Eileen Pope
Children David Pope

John Edwin Pope[1] (born April 11, 1928 in [1]

Early career

Edwin Pope's journalistic career began at the early age of eleven, when he began covering small events for his hometown United Press International, Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution.[3]

Miami Herald

Pope's success with his 1954 book Football's Greatest Coaches, allowed him to leave the [1] In his 50 plus years he has covered the growth of Miami as a sports city, from a tourist destination with no professional teams, to a World City with franchises in all four major sports, and major events in golf, tennis, and auto racing.

While he currently is retired from day to day writing at the Herald, he still contributes special columns throughout the year. He also continues to travel to cover Wimbledon and the Super Bowl.


  • Red Smith Award (1989)
  • Bert McGrane Award (2000)
  • Member National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
  • Member Florida Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member College Football Hall of Fame
  • Member Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Four National Headliners Club awards as the nation's best columnist
  • Three Eclipse Awards for thoroughbred racing columns[3]


  • Football's Greatest Coaches (1955)
  • The Edwin Pope Collection (Contemporary American Sportswriters) (1988)


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