Dell Morgan

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Dell Morgan
Dell Morgan 1945.jpg
Morgan in 1945
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1900-02-14)February 14, 1900
Weatherford, Texas
Died March 3, 1962(1962-03-03) (aged 62)
near Bay City, Texas
Playing career
c. 1925 Austin
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1930–1933
1934–1939
1940
1941–1950

Basketball
1931–1934

Baseball
1934–1939
1953–1961

Texas Tech (assistant)
Auburn (line)
Rice (line)
Texas Tech


Texas Tech


Auburn
Rice
Head coaching record
Overall 55–49–3 (football)
42–29 (basketball)
146–143–2 (baseball)
Bowls 0–3
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
4 Border (1942, 1947–1949)

John O'Dell Morgan1 (February 14, 1900 – March 3, 1962) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball and baseball.2 He served as the head football coach at Texas Tech University from 1941 to 1950, compiling a record of 55–49–3. Morgan was also the head basketball coach at Texas Tech from 1931 to 1934, tallying a mark of 42–29. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Auburn University from 1934 to 1939 and at Rice University from 1953 to 1961, amassing a career college baseball coaching record of 146–143–2.

Coaching career

Morgan was the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball from 1931 to 1934. During the same time, Morgan also served as an assistant coach to the football team.3 His record during that time was 42–29.4 Morgan was later the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 1941 to 1950. During his tenure, he compiled a 55–49–3 record.5 In four of his last five seasons, he posted a winning record. His best season came in 1941, when his team went 9–2.

Death

Morgan was killed in car accident near Bay City, Texas on March 3, 1962.6

Head coaching record

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1941–1950)
1941 Texas Tech 9–2 2–0 2nd L Sun
1942 Texas Tech 4–5–1 3–0–1 T–1st
1943 Texas Tech 4–6
1944 Texas Tech 4–7 2–0
1945 Texas Tech 3–5–2 1–0–1
1946 Texas Tech 8–3 3–1 2nd
1947 Texas Tech 6–5 4–0 1st L Sun
1948 Texas Tech 7–3 5–0 1st
1949 Texas Tech 7–5 5–0 1st L Raisin
1950 Texas Tech 3–8 3–2 4th
Washington: 55–49–3 45–41–4
Total: 55–49–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References

  1. ^ COP TOPS MARINES, LEBARON, 37 TO 14 Los Angeles Times, December 3, 1950
  2. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD69-J81
  3. ^ "2010 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Media Guide". Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University. p. 68. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Past Season Results". Texas Tech Athletics. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Texas Tech Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Athletics. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ AP (March 5, 1962). "Crash Kills Rice Coach Dell Morgan". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 

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