The Full Wiki

Dana X. Bible: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dana X. Bible
Replace this image male.svg

Born October 8, 1891(1891-10-08)
Place of birth Tennessee Jefferson City, TN
Died January 19, 1980 (aged 88)
Place of death Austin, Texas
Career highlights
Overall 198-72-23
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Playing career
1910s Carson-Newman
UNC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1912
1913-1915
1916
1917
1919-1928
1929-1936
1937-1946
Brandon Prep
Mississippi College
LSU
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Nebraska
Texas
College Football Hall of Fame, 1951 (Bio)

Dana Xenophon Bible (October 8, 1891 – January 19, 1980) was a highly successful college football head coach. He is most well known for his excellent coaching at Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Texas. Throughout his career he compiled a 198-72-23 (.715) record. 30 out of his 33 seasons were winning seasons. He twice won 10 games in a season.

Bible's 1919 football team at Texas A&M University, which was undefeated and untied and outscored the opposition 275-0, was retroactively named national champions by the National Championship Foundation. Coach Bible, while at Texas, was contacted by University of Chicago coach Clark Shaughnessy to organize a clinic on the T formation. Along with Frank Leahy of Notre Dame, they helped create the T formation revolution. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 and the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1960. His book Championship Football was published in 1947. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Contents

Family

Dana Xenophon Bible was the son of Jonathan David Bible (October 9, 1863 in Cocke County, Tennessee – November 23. 1942) and Cleopatra I. Willis (October 19, 1870 – January 25, 1954). They were married on June 20, 1889. Jonathan was a college professor at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee who could quote biblical scripture and was a Greek and Latin scholar. Dana was married to Rowena Rhodes on December 19, 1923. They had children William and Barbara. Rowena died in 1942. He then married Agnes Stacy in 1944 and they were divorced in 1950. He married Dorothy Gilstrap on February 2, 1952.

Education

Dana graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1908. He received a B.A. degree from Carson-Newman in 1912. He played football while in college.

He also became a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Iota chapter).

Coaching chronology

  • 1913 to 1915 Coached Mississippi College to a 12-7-2 record.
  • 1916 Coached Louisiana State to a 1-0-2 record.
  • 1917 Coached Texas A&M to a 8-0-0 record.
  • 1918 Served in World War I.
  • 1919 to 1928 Coached Texas A&M in three sports:
    • 1919 to 1928 Coached Texas A&M football to a 64-19-9 record.
    • 1920 to 1921 Coached Texas A&M baseball to a 29-10-1 record.
    • 1921 to 1927 Coached Texas A&M men's basketball to a 90-41 record.
  • 1929 to 1936 Coached Nebraska to a 50-15-7 record.
  • 1937 to 1946 Coached Texas to a 63-31-3 record.
Advertisements

Football records

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl AP#
Mississippi College () (1913–1915)
1913 Mississippi College
1914 Mississippi College
1915 Mississippi College
Mississippi College: 12-7-2
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916–1916)
1916 LSU 1-0-2
LSU: 1-0-2
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Athletic Conference) (1917, 1919–1928)
1917 Texas A&M 8-0-0 2-0-0 1st
1919 Texas A&M 10-0-0 4-0-0 1st
1920 Texas A&M 6-1-1 5-1-0 3rd
1921 Texas A&M 6-1-2 3-0-2 1st W Dixie Classic
1922 Texas A&M 5-4-0 2-2-0 T-3rd
1923 Texas A&M 5-3-1 0-3-1 8th
1924 Texas A&M 7-2-1 2-2-1 4th
1925 Texas A&M 7-1-1 4-1-0 1st
1926 Texas A&M 5-3-1 1-3-1 5th
1927 Texas A&M 8-0-1 4-0-1 1st
1928 Texas A&M 5-4-1 1-3-1 5th
Texas A&M: 72-19-9
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1929–1936)
1929 Nebraska 4-1-3 3-0-2 1st
1930 Nebraska 4-3-2 2-2-1 4th
1931 Nebraska 8-2-0 5-0-0 1st
1932 Nebraska 7-1-1 5-0-0 1st
1933 Nebraska 8-1-0 5-0-0 1st
1934 Nebraska 6-3-0 4-1-0 2nd
1935 Nebraska 6-2-1 4-0-1 1st
1936 Nebraska 7-2-0 5-0-0 1st 9
Nebraska: 50-15-7 33-3-4
Texas Longhorns (Southwest Athletic Conference) (1937–1946)
1937 Texas 2-6-1
1938 Texas 1-8-0
1939 Texas 5-4-0
1940 Texas 8-2-0
1941 Texas 8-1-1 4
1942 Texas 9-2-0 11
1943 Texas 7-1-1 14
1944 Texas 5-4-0
1945 Texas 10-1-0 10
1946 Texas 8-2-0 15
Texas: 63-31-3
Total: 198-72-23
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #AP.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
E.H. Harlan
Texas A&M Aggies Head Coach
1917
Succeeded by
D.V. Graves
Preceded by
D.V. Graves
Texas A&M Aggies Head Coach
1919–1928
Succeeded by
Matty Bell
Preceded by
Ernest E. Bearg
Nebraska Head Football Coach
1929–1936
Succeeded by
Lawrence Mcceney "Biff" Jones
Preceded by
Jack Chevigny
Texas Longhorns Head Coach
1937–1946
Succeeded by
Blair Cherry

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message