Campbell Dickson

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Campbell Dickson
Campbell Dickson.jpg
Dickson, c. 1925
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1903-10-22)October 22, 1903
Died July 26, 1958(1958-07-26) (aged 54)
Will County, Illinois
Playing career
1921–1924 Chicago
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924 Minnesota (assistant)
1925–1927 Chicago (assistant)
1928 Beloit
1929 Wisconsin (ends)
1932–1937 Princeton (ends)
1938–1939 Michigan (assistant)
1942 Hamilton

Campbell Dickson (October 22, 1903 – July 26, 1958)[1] was an American football player and coach.

Dickson was born in Illinois on October 22, 1903 and attended Hyde Park High School in Chicago. He enrolled at the University of Chicago where he played college football and basketball and competed in the high jump from 1921 to 1924. He was captain of the Chicago basketball team during the 1923–24 season.[2][3] He earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor for basketball in 1924.[4]

During the 1924–25 academic years, Dickson worked as an assistant football and baseball coach at the University of Minnesota.[5]

From 1925 to 1927, Dickson was an assistant football coach at the University of Chicago under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.[6][7]

In 1928, he served as the head football coach at Beloit College.[7][8]

In 1929, Dickson served as ends coach for the Wisconsin Badgers football team.[9][10]

In 1932, Dickson joined the coaching staff of Fritz Crisler at Princeton.[11][12] In 1936, he also became an assistant coach for the Princeton basketball team.[3]

On February 23, 1938, Crisler announced the hiring of Dickson as an assistant coach at Michigan.[13] He remained on the Michigan staff for the 1938 and 1939 seasons.

In 1940, Campbell resigned his position at Michigan to become dean of students at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.[14] He became dean of the college in 1942 and also served as the football coach that fall.[15]

In 1943, Campbell left academia to join the United States Army as a captain in the government division.[15][16]


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  2. ^ "Dickson Chosen to Captain Chicago Basketball Squad". The Capital Times. March 26, 1923. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b "Princeton Appoints Dickson". The New York Times. November 25, 1936. 
  4. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients through 2014
  5. ^ "untitled". The Helena Daily Independent. June 14, 1925. p. 12. 
  6. ^ "Campbell Dickson To Return To Chicago". The Daily Pantagraph. June 15, 1925. p. 10. 
  7. ^ a b "Lawrence Plays at Beloit Homecoming: Campbell Dickson, Former Chicago Star Will Be New Gold Coach". Appleton Post Crescent. September 12, 1928. p. 12. 
  8. ^ "Campbell Dickson To Be Coach at Beloit". Decatur Herald. March 11, 1928. p. 10. 
  9. ^ "Allison Named As Badger Line Coach: Campbell Dickson, Beloit Mentor, Will Be New end Coach". Appleton Post-Crescent. March 1, 1929. p. 15. 
  10. ^ "Dickson Expected To Resign Coaching Position". The Daily Northwestern. July 8, 1930. p. 15. 
  11. ^ "Campbell Dickson Goes To Princeton". Appleton Post-Crescent. April 20, 1932. p. 12. 
  12. ^ "Dickson, Former Big Ten Coach, Is Named to Princeton Staff". The New York Times. April 20, 1932. 
  13. ^ "Crisler Picks Dickson: Princeton End Coach Named for Michigan Post". The New York Times. February 24, 1938. 
  14. ^ "Wolverines' End Coach Quits; Oosterbaan In". The Decatur Review. February 23, 1940. p. 10. 
  15. ^ a b "College Dean Gets Army Captaincy in Government Division". Dunkirk Evening Observer. May 12, 1943. p. 8. 
  16. ^ "Dean of Hamilton Enters Army". The New York Times. May 12, 1943.