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Emory J. Hyde
File:Emory J. Hyde.png
Hyde from the 1938 Michiganensian
Biographical details
BornMay 1879
DiedJune 6, 1956(1956-06-06) (aged 77)[1]
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
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Emory J. Hyde (May 1879 – June 6, 1956) was an American football player and coach, lawyer, and businessman. He played football for the University of Michigan's 1901 "Point-a-Minute" team. He was the head football coach at Texas Christian University from 1905 to 1907.

Early years

Hyde was born in Michigan in approximately 1879. His father, James K. Hyde, was a farmer in Shiawassee County, Michigan. His parents were both Michigan natives.[2] He was a graduate of the Mead School.[3]

University of Michigan

Hyde enrolled at the University of Michigan where he received his law degree in 1904. While attending Michigan, Hyde played football for the 1901 Michigan Wolverines football team.[4] The 1901 Michigan team was the first of Fielding H. Yost's "Point-a-Minute" teams. The team compiled a record of 11–0 and outscored its opponents 550 to 0.[5]


In 1905, Hyde and Oliver W. Latham (Univ. of Michigan, '01) formed the law firm of Latham & Hyde in Dallas, Texas. While in Texas, he served as the head football coach at TCU from 1905 to 1907. In the summer of 1905, he wrote a letter published in The Michigan Alumnus announcing his hiring at TCU:

"I have signed to coach the Texas Christian University football team this season. T.C.U. is the only school of the Christian church in the South. It is located in Waco, Texas. I will take up my duties there September 1st, and return to Dallas after Thanksgiving. . . . I went after the job as soon as the season closed last fall, and with the very valuable aid of Yost and Dan McGugin, and the good name of Michigan behind me, I succeeded in landing it. The climate surely has agreed well with me so far."[6]

Hyde compiled a record of 10–11–2 as the head coach at TCU.

Family and later years

In approximately 1905, Hyde was married to Jessie Hyde, who was also a Michigan native. They had a daughter, Frances, born in approximately 1907 in Texas, and a son, James, born in approximately 1910 in Illinois. By 1910, Hyde and his wife had moved to Chicago where Hyde was employed as a manager for a reporting agency.[7][8]

Hyde spent most of his career with Retail Credit Co., a credit reporting agency that changed its name to Equifax in 1979. In 1913, Hyde moved from Chicago to New York and became manager of the New York office of Retail Credit Co., with offices at 80 Maiden Lane.[9][10] In 1920, Hyde was living with his family in Woodhaven, Queens, New York. He was employed at that time as the supervisor of managers for the Retail Credit Co.[8] In 1927 and 1928, he was listed as a vice president of Retail Credit Co. in Atlanta.[11]

In approximately 1929, Hyde wad remarried to Agnes Hyde. By 1930, Hyde and his new wife living in Evanston, Illinois with Hyde's son, James (age 20). He was employed as an inspector for a credit bureau.[12] In 1931, he was listed as a vice president of Retail Credit Co. in Chicago.[13]

He served as the president of the University of Michigan Alumni Association from 1935 to 1938.[14][15] He received the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1947.[16]


  1. [1]
  2. Census entry for James K. Hyde and family. Emery J. Hyde was listed as 1 year old (census taken June 1880) and as having been born in Michigan. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1880; Census Place: Middlebury, Shiawassee, Michigan; Roll: 606; Family History Film: 1254606; Page: 406B; Enumeration District: 353; Image: 0397.
  3. "School Reunions". The Owosso Argus-Press. July 1, 1935.,3566409&dq=emory+hyde&hl=en.
  4. "1901 Michigan football team roster". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  5. "1901 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  6. "News from the Classes". The Michigan Alumnus. November 1905. p. 93.
  7. Census entry for Emory J. Hyde and family. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 25, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_267; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 1050; Image: 1002; FHL Number: 1374280.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Census entry for Emory J. Hyde and family. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1920;Census Place: Queens Assembly District 5, Queens, New York; Roll: T625_1234; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 335; Image: 958.
  9. The Michigan Alumnus, News from the Classes, March 1913, p. 305.
  10. The Spectator, Dec. 13, 1917, p. 250.
  11. 1927 Michiganensian; 1928 Michiganensian.
  12. Census entry for Emery [sic] Hyde, age 51, born in Michigan. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 499; Page: 42B; Enumeration District: 2113; Image: 464.0.
  13. 1931 Michiganensian.
  15. 1938 Michiganensian, p. 269.