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Throwback Thursday: Andy Hinson

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – This week’s Throwback Thursday, or #BCUTBT, features a man that was not only a teammate of Bethune-Cookman legends, he was a legend himself. Andy Hinson is one of several products of the Wildcats football program to enjoy success as a player and coach.

A teammate of Lloyd “Tank” Johnson and Jack “Cy” McClairen, Hinson played on the famed 1952 SIAC championship team. A two-year team captain for the Cats, he was also named to the SIAC All-Conference Team in both his sophomore and senior seasons. He capped off his career being named a Little College All American in 1953.

After compiling 154 wins as a high school in both Florida and New Jersey, Hinson returned to his alma mater in 1976, where he led the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman to an SIAC championship and a 34-0 victory over Florida A&M. That 34-0 victory against the Rattlers still stands as the Wildcats’ largest margin of victory in the series. The Wildcats had a record of 24-9-1 during his three years walking the sidelines.

Inducted in the B-CU Hall of Fame in 2000, Hinson concluded his coaching career at Cheyney State, where he is also a member of that school’s Hall of Fame.


Throwback Thursday has taken over Twitter and Instagram throughout the last year. Now, we invite you to take a stroll down memory lane with B-CU Athletics as we flip through pictures from over 80 years of Wildcats football. We will also tweet out pictures, videos, stories and more of great Wildcats football moments from the past. While we send out some of our favorite memories, we want to hear from you and we’ll share those with the B-CU online community!

Please use the hashtag #BCUTBT when submitting your throwback memories through Twitter and Instagram.

Be sure to interact with us on all social media channels. Fans are encouraged to follow @BCUathletics on Twitter, @BCUathletics on Instagram, and “Like” BCUathletics on Facebook to enter their daily submissions for participation. Fans should also follow BCUathletics on Pinterest for that special tailgating recipe yet to be discovered by the rest of the world.

In addition, Bethune-Cookman has announced the official social media directory for the department of athletics. CLICK HERE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORY. All 17 sports teams at Bethune-Cookman have a unique twitter handle, and fans are encouraged to follow the student-athletes and coaches of those teams as each will have special tweets, photos and information unique to that program.

Bethune-Cookman is #NeverSatisfied.

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