Category:Tulane Green Wave athletic directors
Pages in category "Tulane Green Wave athletic directors"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mack Brown – William Mack Brown is a former American college football coach. He was most recently head coach of the Texas Longhorns football team of the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a football commentator for ESPN. Prior to his coach position at Texas, Brown was head coach at Appalachian State, Tulane. Brown is credited with revitalizing the Texas and North Carolina football programs, the 2005 season was capped off by victories over Colorado and USC to win the Big 12 Conference and national championships, respectively. In 2006 he was awarded the Paul Bear Bryant Award for Coach of the Year, on November 27,2008, Brown achieved his 200th career win, making him the first Texas coach to reach that mark. On December 14,2013, Brown informed the team that he would resign after the Alamo Bowl, Brown was born as the middle of three children on August 27,1951, in Cookeville, Tennessee. During his teenage years, he attended Putnam County High School, Browns family had a long history with football. His grandfather, Eddie Watson, was an athlete at Tennessee Tech and his father, Melvin Brown, was also a coach and an administrator. Macks older brother Watson also coached, and was the football coach at a total of six Division I football schools, ending his career with their hometown school. He attended Vanderbilt University before attending Florida State University and graduating in 1974 and he later received a graduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1976. During his undergraduate years, Brown was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Mack Brown attended Vanderbilt University from 1969 to 1970. He played for Bill Pace at Vanderbilt, having 82 rushing attempts for 364 yards and 1 touchdown and he later attended Florida State University. Brown played for Florida State under head coach Larry Jones for the 1971–1972 seasons, at Florida State he had 31 rushing attempts for 98 yards and 10 catches for 76 yards with no touchdowns in the 1972 season. He started his career as a student coach after a vicious hit in practice from Scott Meseroll prematurely ended his playing career. Browns first experience coaching came as a student coach of receivers at Florida State. From 1975 to 1977, he was the receivers coach at Southern Miss. This was followed by a stint as wide receivers coach at Memphis State
2. Appleton A. Mason – Appleton Adams Mason was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and physical education instructor. Mason was also the basketball coach Warrensburg Teachers from 1908 to 1910 and at Tulane for the 1912–13 season. He was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and died on December 20,1938 in the New Rochelle Hospital in New Rochelle, Mason was the founder of Camp Agawam in Raymond, Maine. He founded the camp in 1919, Mason went to Crescent Lake in Raymond every summer. Following his death in 1938, he was succeeded as director in 1939 by his son, Appleton Mason
3. Germany Schulz – Adolph George Germany Schulz was an All-American American football center for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1904 to 1905 and from 1907 to 1908. While playing at Michigan, Schulz is credited with having invented the spiral snap, as the first lineman to play in back of the line on defense, he is credited as footballs first linebacker. Schulz was 21 years old when he enrolled at Michigan and had worked in an Indiana steel mill, Michigan was refused re-entry into the Western Conference in 1908 when it insisted on playing the 25-year-old Schulz for a fourth season in violation of conference eligibility rules. Despite the controversies, Schulz is remembered both as an innovator and one of the toughest football players in the days of the game. He has also inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. After his days as a collegiate athlete ended, Schulz assumed a variety of assistant coaching, athletic director and he eventually entered the insurance industry, where he enjoyed a long career. He died in 1951, several days after being named the greatest center in football history by the College Football Foundation, Schulz was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of German immigrants. His father, Adolph F. Schulz, Sr. was a doctor who was born in 1854, the couple emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1880 with their infant daughter Wilhelmina. Schulz also had two brothers, Fred Schulz and Arthur Schulz, both of whom became doctors, Schulz played football for Fort Wayne High School and was also a member of amateur city teams for several years. In 1904, Schulz enrolled at the University of Michigan at age 21, standing 6 ft 2 in, in the early 1900s, many decried the increasing recruitment of ringers—older, experienced players whose qualifications as student athletes were suspect. Michigans coach, Fielding H. Yost, whose teams outscored their opponents 2,821 to 42 between 1901 and 1905, had accused of using ringers before. When Yost accepted the coaching job at Michigan, he had recruited his star player, 23-year-old Willie Heston. When the 21-year-old Schulz joined the team, there were suggestions that he was Yosts newest ringer, the suspicions were exacerbated by reports that Schulz was a factory worker in an Indiana steel mill who had played for a half-dozen professional teams before enrolling at Michigan. Until the time of his death, reports of his having been a ringer angered Schulz, while he did work in a steel mill, Schulz insisted that he did not come out of the steel mill to play football. Instead, Schulz said he went into the mill to harden himself up for the football season. When asked years later how he got to Michigan, Schulz recalled that, in the summer of 1904, one day, his father called to say that Fielding Yost of Michigan was in his office. Schulz ran down the street and rushed into his fathers office and his father promptly told him, Adolph, this is Mr. Yost. You are to football for him at Michigan
4. Clark Shaughnessy – Clark Daniel Shaughnessy was an American football coach and innovator. He is sometimes called the father of the T formation and the founder of the forward pass. Shaughnessy did, however, modernize the obsolescent T formation to make it once again relevant in the sport, particularly for the quarterback and the receiver positions. He employed his innovations most famously on offense, but on the side of the ball as well. Shaughnessy also served in advisory capacities with the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins and he reached the height of his success in 1940, in his first season at Stanford, where he led the Indians to an undefeated season that culminated with a Rose Bowl victory. That year, he helped prepare the Chicago Bears for the 1940 NFL Championship Game, in which they routed Washington. Shaughnessys successes showcased the effectiveness of the T formation and encouraged its widespread adoption and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Shaughnessy also coached basketball at Tulane University. He played college football at the University of Minnesota, Shaughnessy was born on March 6,1892 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the second son of Lucy Ann and Edward Shaughnessy. He attended North St. Paul High School, and prior to college, had no athletic experience, when he attended the University of Minnesota, however, he played college football under head coach Henry L. Williams and alongside halfback Bernie Bierman. Shaughnessy considered Williams to be footballs greatest teacher, and Williams considered him to be the best passer from the Midwest, Shaughnessy handled both the passing and kicking duties for the team. He played on the squad in 1910 and on the varsity squad from 1911 to 1913, first as an end, then a tackle in 1912. Of the three, Shaughnessy said he preferred the tackle position, in 1912, he recovered three fumbles against Iowa, and Walter Camp named him an alternate on his All-America team. As a senior, Shaughnessy was named to the All-Big Ten Conference first team, Shaughnessy played basketball as a guard and ran track in the 440- and 880-yard events. The Minnesota athletic director asked him to join the team before a game against Illinois, despite the fact he had never played. He joined the track and field team in similar fashion, in The Big Ten, A Century of Excellence, Shaughnessy was called one of the most versatile athletes in Minnesotas history. Shaughnessy also competed as a rower with the St. Paul Boat Club and he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. After graduation, he remained at his alma mater, Minnesota, Tulane University selected Shaughnessy as head football coach in 1915 over potential candidates Dana X
5. Claude Simons Jr. – Claude M. Little Monk Simons Jr. was an American college football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the football coach at Tulane from 1942 to 1945. Simons served as the Tulane baseball coach from 1938 to 1941 and 1943 to 1949, Simons was born on January 16,1914 in New Orleans and later attended the Isidore Newman School. Simons father, Claude Monk Simons Sr. served as the coach for the Tulane baseball, basketball, track, and boxing teams. Simons attended Tulane University, where he played football as the teams star kicking and passing halfback, during the 1934 season, Simons scored a touchdown in the final three minutes to defeat rival LSU by a single point, causing his mother to faint. Simons helped lead Tulane to a win over Pop Warners Temple in the inaugural Sugar Bowl. Simons scored touchdowns on 75- and 83-yard rushes, Tulane finished with a 10–1 record, and won a share of the Southeastern Conference co-championship. The Associated Press selected Simons to its All-America third team, for the season, Simons led the team in rushing, passing, and scoring. Simons served as the basketball coach for Tulane from 1938 to 1942. In 1938, he was also an assistant coach on the Tulane football team, Simons took over as head coach for the 1942 season, during World War II when many college age men were leaving for military service. Tulane finished with a 4–5 record, which was the schools first losing season since 1927, after posting a 3–3 record in 1943, Simons achieved his only winning season the following year, with a 4–3 mark. In 1945, after a 2–2–1 start, Tulane suffered a skid to finish 2–6–1. Simons was replaced as football coach by Henry Frnka for the 1946 season. Simons also served as the Tulane baseball coach from 1938 to 1941 and 1943 to 1949, under Simons, the baseball team captured the 1948 Southeastern Conference championship. In 1958 and 1959, Simons was serving as the Associations president and he was still working with the Sugar Bowl in 1972. Simons was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963, the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1974, and he died in New Orleans on January 5,1975. Claude Simons Jr. at the College Football Hall of Fame Claude Simons Jr. at the College Football Data Warehouse
6. Wilbur C. Smith – Wilbur Cleveland Smith was an American football coach and university administrator. He served as the football coach at Wake Forest University from 1914 to 1915. Smith was appointed as the director at Tulane University in 1922. He was later dean of Louisiana State University Medical School, wilbur C. Smith at the College Football Data Warehouse
7. John F. Tobin – John Frederick Jack Tobin was an American college football player and coach. Tobin attended the University of Chicago, where he played football under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. He was a guard for the Maroons during the 1904 season. In 1905, he served as coach at Tulane University alongside assistant Harry Ludlow for the 1905 season. Tulane lost its game, 5–0, that year. Tulane accused its opponent, LSU, of using ineligible players, in October, he returned to play for the Chicago team. In December 1905, he accepted the position of director at Tulane. Tobin graduated from Chicago in June 1906, and passed the Illinois bar examination and he was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. In 1906, he intended to begin practicing law after coaching at the University of Utah during the upcoming season and he later worked as a judge in Utah. John F. Tobin at the College Football Data Warehouse