James P. Herron
Herron from The Arbutus, 1923
Date of birth: 1894
Place of birth: New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death: December 20, 1967 (aged 73)
Place of death: Monongahela, Pennsylvania, United States
Career information
Position(s): End
College: Pittsburgh
 As coach:
Pittsburgh (assistant)
Pittsburgh (assistant)
Washington and Lee
 As player:
1919 Massillon Tigers
Career highlights and awards

  • Consensus All-American (1916)
  • Head coaching record: 15–24–5
Military service
Allegiance: United States United States
Service/branch: United States Army Air Corp seal U.S. Army Air Corps
20px U.S. Army Air Forces
Years of service: 1917-1919, 1942-1946
Rank: 20px Major
Battles/wars: World War I
World War II

James Patrick "Pat" Herron (1894 – December 20, 1967) was an American football player and coach. He played at end for the University of Pittsburgh's football team from 1913 to 1916.[1] A member of the Panthers' undefeated national championship teams coached by "Pop" Warner in 1915 and 1916, Herron earned first team All-American honors in 1916. Following graduation, Herron served as first assistant coach to Warner before being leaving to become the head coach at Indiana University Bloomington in 1922.[2] He also served as the head coach at Duke University in 1925 and at Washington and Lee University from 1926 to 1928. Herron, who also earned a law degree, served in the aviation service during World War I and was credited for bringing down two German planes.[3] Herron died at the age of 73 on December 20, 1967 at Monongahela Memorial Hospital in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (1922)
1922 Indiana 1–4–2 0–2–1 9th
Indiana: 1–4–2 0–2–1
Duke Blue Devils (Independent) (1925)
1925 Duke 4–5
Duke: 4–5
Washington and Lee Generals (Southern Conference) (1926–1928)
1926 Washington and Lee 4–3–2 3–2–1 T–7th
1927 Washington and Lee 4–4–1 2–3 T–12th
1928 Washington and Lee 2–8 1–6 T–20th
Washington and Lee: 10–15–3 6–11–1
Total: 15–24–5


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