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T. A. Dwight Jones
American football player and coach

T. A. Dwight Jones

T. A. Dwight Jones
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player and coach
Was Athlete Baseball player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 February 1887, Excello, Ohio, Ohio, USA
Death 19 June 1957, Hamden, Connecticut, USA (aged 70 years)
Star sign Pisces
Phillips Exeter Academy
Sports Teams
Yale Bulldogs football
The details (from wikipedia)


Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones (February 22, 1887 – June 19, 1957) was an American football player and coach in the United States. He served as the head football coach at Syracuse University (1909–1910) and Yale University (1916–1917, 1920–1927), compiling a career college football record of 69–24–6. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1958.

Jones quarterbacked Yale to 6–0 and 12–0 victories versus Harvard as a junior and senior, respectively, in 1906 and 1907. Yale finished with 9–0–1 records both years, and he was named an All-American both seasons. As head coach, Jones led Yale football to a 5–3–1 record versus Harvard, and gave the most revered pregame pep talk in Yale athletic history before the Harvard–Yale game in 1923. Before that contest Jones intoned famously, "Gentlemen, you are about to play football against Harvard. Never again may you do something so important." Yale won 13-0, with Babe Ruth providing broadcast commentary. Ducky Pond returned a Harvard fumble sixty-three yards for a touchdown. Bill Mallory kicked the extra point and two field goals. The Yale team was 8-0 for the season.

Family and honors

Jones's older brother was Howard Jones, who also played at Yale from 1905 to 1907. The elder Jones also coached at Yale and Syracuse, as well as Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, Duke University, and the University of Southern California.

The "T.A.D. Jones" room at the gymnasium of Phillips Exeter Academy, where he taught, is named for Jones.

Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones is entombed in a private crypt in Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum in Middletown, OH

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Syracuse Orangemen (Independent)
1909 Syracuse 4–5–1
1910 Syracuse 5–4–1
Syracuse: 9–9–2
Yale Bulldogs (Independent)
1916 Yale 8–1
1917 Yale 3–0
Yale Bulldogs (Independent)
1920 Yale 5–3
1921 Yale 8–1
1922 Yale 6–3–1
1923 Yale 8–0
1924 Yale 6–0–2
1925 Yale 5–2–1
1926 Yale 4–4
1927 Yale 7–1
Yale: 60–15–4
Total: 69–24–6
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