Itta Bena, Miss. — The Mississippi Valley State University family mourns the death of former Athletic Director and Sports Information Director Charles â€œChuckâ€ Prophet. Prophet, 67, passed around midday today in the Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, Miss.
A pioneer in the field of athletics administration, Prophet, was widely known as â€œThe Wagon Masterâ€ of the famed SWAC football press tours. In 2005 he was honored when the football field at Rice-Totten Stadium was renamed Charles â€œChuckâ€ Prophet Field and in 2006 was enshrined into the Mississippi Valley State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
A resident of Greenwood, Prophet served as president of the Greenwood-LeFlore Alumni Chapter.
He is survived by wife Anna, daughters and sons and grandson. Services are incomplete at this time, but further information will be released as it becomes available.
â€œWords cannot express how dearly Chuck will be missed,â€ said interim athletics director Donald Sims. â€œOur thoughts and prayers go out to Anna and the rest of the family. Chuck will always remain in our hearts.â€