Jacob Courtnay Rudolph

William Benson, Portrait Artist
Coach Jake Rudolph’s portrait hangs in the Campus Center Dining Hall as the Alumni Executive Board’s selection for the 2008 faculty portrait. Rudolph’s impact on the school and on Shelby County football will not soon be forgotten. He retired from MUS in 1997 after 39 years and an overall record of 295-119-4, which included one state championship title, two state runner-up finishes, six regional titles, and ten district titles. Today, his record stands as the second highest number of career wins in Shelby County and the fifth highest number of career wins in Tennessee prep football.
He won many distinctions throughout his coaching career, including being named the Tennessee Coach of the Year. The beloved and inspirational coach and algebra instructor taught his players and his students courage, excellence, individual responsibility, and discipline. Artist William Benson worked with Rudolph before his death to ensure an accurate portrayal. He said Rudolph insisted that his clipboard be featured prominently.