John Heisman Biography

John William Heisman was an American player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Oberlin College, Buchtel College—now known as the University of Akron, Auburn University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, the University of Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College, and Rice University, compiling a career college football record of 186–70–18.

His 1917 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been recognized as a national champion. Heisman was also the head basketball coach at Georgia Tech, tallying a mark of 9–14, and the head baseball coach at Buchtel, Clemson, and Georgia Tech, amassing a career college baseball record of 219–119–7.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954. The Heisman Trophy, awarded annually to the season's most outstanding college football player, is named after him. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Heisman
Profession:
Coach
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1869
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
October 3, 1936
Age at Death:
66
John Heisman Timeline
  • 1916-10-07
    Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football
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