Who is the Hiesman Trophy named after?
#25179. Asked by The Gipper. (Dec 14 02 10:03 PM)
The Coach that this trophy is named after, John W Heisman. |
He began his coaching career at Oberlin in 1892. He coached at a total of eight schools in this order: Oberlin, Akron, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Penn, Washington and Jefferson, and last at Rice University. He coached the longest at Georgia Tech and complided a record of 102 wins, 29 lost and 6 tied. His total career mark was 185 wins, 70 lost and 17 tied. He poineered many things in football. Just a few were the forward pass, the word Hike and a smart quick player as opposed to just BIG.
The picture of the plaque is located at the Arthur B Edge, Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center at the corner of Techwood and Bobby Dodd Way at the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
The plaque states the following:
John W HEIS Heisman
Head Coach 1904-1919
Won 102 Lost 29 Tied 6
Three Conference Champioships
One National Championship 1917
Developed 5 All American Players
In 1916 Coached Historic Win over
Cumberland College 222-0.
The Famous Heisman Trophy
Bears His Name.
He was also chairman of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York, the organization that presents te award.|