Answer Man: Did John Heisman coach football at Auburn University?

Q: Did John Heisman (of Heisman Trophy fame) coach football at Auburn University?A: Yes, he coached at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of A...

December 5, 2022
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Q: Did John Heisman (of Heisman Trophy fame) coach football at Auburn University?A: Yes, he coached at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) from 1895 until 1899.According to an online Encyclopedia of Alabama article, John William Heisman was born on Oct. 23, 1869, in Cleveland, Ohio.A son of German immigrants, he grew up in Titusville, Pennsylvania, an oil boom town, where he excelled in both athletics and academics.'Heisman, the valedictorian of his graduating class of 1887, was captain of the baseball team, a championship gymnast, and a member of the football team for three years,' the article says.