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John Heisman
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John Heisman


: 03 October 1936


  • John William Heisman was a player and coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, and a noted sportswriter
When did John Heisman die? / Died03 October 1936

John Heisman facts

  • He served as the head football coach at Oberlin College (1892, 1894), Buchtel College—now known as the University of Akron (1893–1894), Auburn University (1895–1899), Clemson University (1900–1903), Georgia Tech (1904–1919), the University of Pennsylvania (1920–1922), Washington & Jefferson College (1923), and Rice University (1924–1927), compiling a career college football record of 186–70–18
  • His 1917 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado have been recognized as a national champion
  • Heisman was the head basketball coach at Georgia Tech (1908–1909, 1912–1914), tallying a mark of 9–14, and the head baseball coach at Buchtel (1894), Clemson (1899–1904), and Georgia Tech (1904–1917), amassing a career college baseball record of 219–119–7
  • He served as the athletic director at Georgia Tech from 1904 to 1919 and at Rice from 1924 to 1927
  • Heisman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954
  • His entry there notes Heisman "stands only behind Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, and Walter Camp as a master innovator of the brand of football of his day
  • " One writer says Heisman, Stagg, and Warner constitute the "Football Trinity"
  • The Heisman Trophy, awarded annually to the season's most outstanding college football player, is named after him

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