|Harris G. Cope|
| File:SewaneeCope.jpg |
Cope c. 1913
|Born||March 16, 1880|
|Died||September 24, 1924 (aged 44)|
|Alma mater||Sewanee: The University of the South|
Third baseman (baseball)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 SIAA (1909)
Playing years[edit | edit source]
Sewanee[edit | edit source]
Football[edit | edit source]
In his first year of varsity football, Cope was a substitute quarterback on the undefeated "Iron Men" of the 1899 Sewanee Tigers football team. He was the captain and the starting quarter for Sewanee's 1901 team.
Baseball[edit | edit source]
He played third baseman on the Sewanee baseball team.
Coaching years[edit | edit source]
Sewanee[edit | edit source]
Cope has the third-most wins of any Sewanee coach (43), behind Shirley Majors' 93 and John Windham's 45; and has the highest winning percentage of any Sewanee coach who coached for more than 3 seasons. His continuity came after a period in which Sewanee had much talent but six coaches in seven years.
1909[edit | edit source]
In Cope's first year at head coach he led the Sewanee Tigers to a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) championship in 1909, beating previous season's champion LSU and handing Vanderbilt its first loss to a Southern team in six years.
Howard[edit | edit source]
Former Sewanee player Bob Taylor Dobbins assisted Cope at Howard.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Cope's disciples include:
- Bob Taylor Dobbins, played for Sewanee (1913–1915), assistant for Howard (1922–1923)
- Frank Faulkinberry, played for Sewanee (1907–1910), head coach for Middle Tennessee State (1926–1932)
- Jenks Gillem, played for Sewanee (1910–1912), head coach for Howard (1925–1926), Birmingham–Southern (1928–1939), head coach for Sewanee (1940–1941)
- Frank Juhan, played for Sewanee (1908–1910), assistant for Sewanee (1913–1915)
- Henry D. Phillips, assistant for Sewanee (1909–1915)
- Silas Williams, played for Sewanee (1908–1909), assistant for Sewanee (1914–1915), head coach for Chattanooga (1919–1921)
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
|Sewanee Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909–1916)|
|Howard Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1922–1923)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Marvin McCarthy (January 2, 1922). "Howard Gets Coach Cope". Atlanta Constitution: p. 9. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4351878/the_atlanta_constitution/. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- John Hunter Garland (1962). The Mills, Cope, and related families of Georgia. p. 188. https://books.google.com/?id=OSw6AAAAMAAJ&q=%22harris+cope%22+quarterback&dq=%22harris+cope%22+quarterback.
- "Harris Cope". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/coaches/harris-cope-1.html.
- "Coach For Sewanee". Atlanta Georgian. August 31, 1909. http://atlnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers/view?docId=news/aga1909/aga1909-3213.xml&query=%22All%20southern%22%20football&brand=atlnewspapers-brand.
- James Gregg, Jr. (1949). "Sports At Sewanee". Sewanee Alumni News: 3. https://archive.org/stream/sewaneealumninew15univ#page/n1/mode/2up/search/Cope.
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