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About Our Founder

John L. Adcock
John L. Adcock March 9, 1924 - March 10, 2002
Education Graduate of Emma Sansom High School, 1943
Gadsen, AL

Lettered in Football (2 years)
Captain of Basketball Team (3 years)
Lettered in Basketball (3 years)
Track (2 years)
Second Place 1942 & 1943 in Alabama State Track Meet (Shot Put)
President of Sophomore Class and Junior Class

  Auburn University 1946-1949

Football Scholarship to Auburn University
Received Basketball Scholarship offer from University of Alabama
Received Football Scholarship offers from Georgia, Vanderbilt and Auburn
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science Degree
Played Basketball for Auburn – 1946
Lettered in Football (and Starter 3 years)
Alternate Captain, 1948
Auburn “Lineman of the Year” 1948
Drafted by Baltimore Colts & Buffalo Bills, 1949
Resident Counselor of eleven men’s Dormitories
Physical Education Teacher at Auburn while working towards Master’s Degree

  George Peabody College for Teachers
Master of Arts Degree, 1963
Employment Experience  
1950 - 1954 Woodlawn High School, Birmingham, Alabama
History and Physical Education
Assistant Football and Assistant Baseball Coach
1954 - 1955 Jefferson High School, Tampa, FL
Physical Education Teacher
Coached Sophomore Football Team (Chamberlain Sophomores)
1955 - 1963 Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL
Served as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach
Coached 28 boys that played Major College Football
Football “State Championship” 1961
1959 - 1964 University of Tampa, MacDill Division, Tampa, Florida
Taught all Physical Education Courses
Coach of the Year – State of Florida “1961”
Summer 1965 Consultant – Job Corps, Washington, D.C.
1963 - 1966 Athletic Director, Hillsborough County, Florida
16 Senior High Schools, 17 Junior High Schools
1966 - 1967 Dean of Men, Parsons College
Fairfield, Iowa
1968 - 1977 General Agent
Adcock-Moore-Adcock & Associates
Tampa, FL
1977 President
John L. Adcock Insurance Agency, Inc.
Tampa, FL
1973 Chairman of the Board
Adcock-Adcock Property & Casualty Agency, Inc.
Tampa, FL
1982 Chairman of the Board
Group Insurance, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Board of Directors, Auburn University Alumni Assoc.
Trustee, University of Tampa
Emma Sansom High School “Wall of Fame” 1990
“Walter Gilbert Award”, 1987- Highest honor given to a former Auburn University football player
Chairman of the Board of Directors-Village Bank of Florida, 1985-1997
Chairman of the Board of Directors-Heritage Bank of Florida, 1999-2000
Vice-President “Hall of Fame Bowl” (Outback Bowl), Tampa, FL, 1987-1994
Chairman, Selection Committee “Hall of Fame Bowl” (Outback Bowl), Tampa, FL, 1987-1994
Chairman of the Board, Tampa Sports Authority, 1987
Member, Tampa Sports Authority, 1984-1987
Florida High School Football Coaches 1984 “Hall of Fame”
Awarded the “Distinguished Citizen Award” by the Tampa Chapter, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame
President, Florida Athletic Coaches Association, 1965
President, Tampa Bay Auburn Club, 1984
Board of Directors, Carrollwood State Bank
Life Member, Auburn Alumni Association
Life Member, Florida Athletic Coaches Association
Member, Avila Golf and Country Club
Member, North Hillsborough Rotary Club, since 1957
Member, Carrollwood Civic Club
Century Club, University of South Florida, 1973
President, National Football Foundation, Tampa Chapter, 1971-1972
Vice-President, National Football Foundation, Tampa Chapter, 1969-1971
Chairman, Board of Directors, National Football Foundation, Tampa Chapter, 1973
American Football Coaches Association
All-American Football Foundation
Charter Member, National High School Coaches Assoc.
Board of Directors, All-American Football Foundation
Million Dollar Round Table, Top of the Table, 1980
Million Dollar Round Table, 1968-1973
Million Dollar Round Table, Qualifying and Life Member, 1974 - 1989
Advisory Board of Agents, Protective Life Insurance, 1972
General Agents and Managers Round Table Award
National Quality Award, 1974 through 1978
National Sales Achievement Award, 1968 through 1988
Number One Producer in United Sates, American Foundation Life Insurance Co., 1982 - 1983
Vice-President, MacDonald’s Training Center, School for mentally challenged children, 1987
Board of Directors, Faith Children’s Home Orphanage
Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL, “Hall of Fame”, 1997
Etowah County, Gadsden, AL “Hall of Fame” 1999
All American Football Foundation Honored as an “Unsung Hero”, 1998


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