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William C. "Bill" Bibb

November 13, 1933July 9, 2020

William Clyde (Bill) Bibb, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020, with his wife and son by his side. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. from the Mercer University basketball court at Hawkins Arena. Rev. Joe McDaniel will officiate. Campus social distancing protocol will be enforced and will be published on the Mercer athletics and ASUN Conference websites. The service will be streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/SnowsMemorialChapelBass/ The family shares that anyone wishing to send memoriams, please send in his memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to your favorite charity.

Bill was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Charles Owen Bibb and Mary Galloway Bibb. He began his collegiate basketball playing career at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Bill worked most of his life in college athletics, first as a basketball coach and later as an administrator. He assumed head coaching duties at Mercer University in 1974 where he amassed a school-record 222 wins in 15 years. He led the Bears to their first two NCAA Tournament appearances. He became Mercer’s Director of Athletics in 1980 and held that position simultaneously with his basketball duties until 1989 when he departed for the Director of Athletics post at the University of Texas at Arlington. He took the reins as commissioner of the Trans America Athletic Conference (now the ASUN Conference) in 1991, and held that position until his retirement in December 2006.

Bill was preceded in death by son Christopher (Chris) William Tanner. He is survived by, and will be forever missed by his wife, Linda Denton Bibb of Macon; son, Brad Bibb and daughter-in-law, Shannon Stafford Bibb of Macon; and grandchildren Lexi and Sarah Bibb.

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  • He is survived by, and will be forever missed by his wife, Linda Denton Bibb of Macon; son, Brad Bibb and daughter-in-law, Shannon Stafford Bibb of Macon; and grandchildren Lexi and Sarah Bibb.

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Stewart Reese

July 30, 2020

My condolences to the Bibb family, Mrs. Linda, Brad, relatives and friends. Coach Bibb, thank you for all that you taught me about life and the game. I will always remember the times shared on and off the court. Your coaching style made basketball players into men for life. You’re my coach forever.

Charlye Jo Griggs

July 29, 2020

Bob and I loved every minute we spent with Bill and Linda. So many wonderful memories and so much fun! Linda I love you.

Earl Walker

July 25, 2020

Coach Bibb , where do I start? You will be truly missed. To the Bibb family you have all my condolences. So many memories and stories I'm sure we all can share but for(ME) having that someone that I felt I could"TRUST" and being a young man that didn't trust anyone outside of my family and friend's. But they always say it's not where you start it's where you finish and where coach and I started was so far apart from where we finish. I'm just glad I played basketball for him and not baseball because I probably would have striked out early in this game of life. Thanks coach for keeping me in the game.

LaTonia McDonald

July 22, 2020

Missing you so much Bibby💔


Your favorite C.N.A.,

LaTonia "T" McDonald

Anita Meadows Mitchell

July 13, 2020

Mrs. Bibb, Brad and family,
Expressing my condolences for the passing of Coach Bill. I carry many memories of that time in my life at Mercer and being a part of the Mercer Athletic Dept. May your memories sustain you during this time and be proud of all the lives that Coach Bibb was able to touch during his lifetime.

Best regards ,
Anita Meadows Mitchell
Mercer University Womens “Teddy Bears” Basketball (1981-1985)

Lisa Faulkner

July 13, 2020

To Brad and your family. I was so sorry to read about your father's passing. Condolences to you and yours.

Benton Wade

July 12, 2020

Coach the Wade family will never forget you.

Antonio Gattis

July 11, 2020

Thanks Coach Bibb!❤ Rest in Heaven!!😪

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Biography

William Clyde (Bill) Bibb, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020, with his wife and son by his side. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. from the Mercer University basketball court at Hawkins Arena. Rev. Joe McDaniel will officiate. Campus social distancing protocol will be enforced and will be published on the Mercer athletics and ASUN Conference websites. The service will be streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/SnowsMemorialChapelBass/ The family shares that anyone wishing to send memoriams, please send in his memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to your favorite charity.

Bill was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Charles Owen Bibb and Mary Galloway Bibb. He began his collegiate basketball playing career at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Bill worked most of his life in college athletics, first as a basketball coach and later as an administrator. He assumed head coaching duties at Mercer University in 1974 where he amassed a school-record 222 wins in 15 years. He led the Bears to their first two NCAA Tournament appearances. He became Mercer’s Director of Athletics in 1980 and held that position simultaneously with his basketball duties until 1989 when he departed for the Director of Athletics post at the University of Texas at Arlington. He took the reins as commissioner of the Trans America Athletic Conference (now the ASUN Conference) in 1991, and held that position until his retirement in December 2006.

Bill was preceded in death by son Christopher (Chris) William Tanner. He is survived by, and will be forever missed by his wife, Linda Denton Bibb of Macon; son, Brad Bibb and daughter-in-law, Shannon Stafford Bibb of Macon; and grandchildren Lexi and Sarah Bibb.

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