John Heisman

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John Heisman
Heisman in his late forties at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Heisman at Georgia Tech circa 1918
Biographical details
Born(1869-10-23)October 23, 1869
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedOctober 3, 1936(1936-10-03) (aged 66)
New York, New York
Alma mater
Playing career
Football
1887–1888Brown
1889–1891Penn
Position(s)Center, tackle, end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1892Oberlin
1893–1894Buchtel
1894Oberlin
1895–1899Auburn
1900–1903Clemson
1904–1919Georgia Tech
1920–1922Penn
1923Washington & Jefferson
1924–1927Rice
Basketball
1908–1909Georgia Tech
1912–1914Georgia Tech
Baseball
1894Buchtel
1901–1903Clemson
1904–1917Georgia Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1904–1919Georgia Tech
1924–1927Rice
Head coaching record
Overall186–70–18 (football)
9–14 (basketball)
199–108–7 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 National (1917)
7 SIAA (1900, 1902–1903, 1915–1918)

Baseball
1 SIAA (1906)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1954 (profile)

John William Heisman (October 23, 1869 – October 3, 1936) was a player and coach of American football, baseball, and basketball, as well as a sportswriter and actor. The Heisman Trophy is named after him.