Lomax, who was born in Athens, was a successful football, basketball and track coach at Risley High in Brunswick before going on to become head football coach at Fort Valley State. Lomax had a combined high school and college coaching record 187‐69‐11. While at Risley, he led his football team to the 1950 and 1957 state championships while compiling a 101‐36‐4 mark. Lomax’s 1950 team scored 427 points and allowed only 35 while rolling to an 11-0 record and the state championship.
He also won two state championships in basketball and five straight state track championships while coaching the Tigers. He led the Tigers to state titles in football, basketball and track – the only three sports offered for boys – during the 1950-51 school year. The basketball team posted a 24-4 record for the season while the track team finished unbeaten in the spring as the football team did in the fall.
Lomax became head football coach at Fort Valley State in 1963 and stayed until 1977, posting a record of 86-33-7. He led Fort Valley to 13 straight winning seasons while winning four SIAC championships and setting an NCAA Division II record by scoring 106 points in a single game. He coached teams that played in both the D-II and D-III playoffs in Phenix City, Ala., and Ithaca, N.Y. Lomax also coached in the East-West bowl game in Los Angeles.
He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
He continues to live in Fort Valley before passing way in Dec. 2018.