John Tobin
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Tobin as Tulane coach in 1905
Biographical details
Born(1880-01-01)January 1, 1880
Macomb, Illinois
DiedOctober 26, 1954(1954-10-26) (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska (AB, 1903)
University of Chicago Law School (JD, 1906)[1]
Playing career
Head coaching record

John Frederick Tobin (January 1, 1880 – October 26, 1954) was an American college football player and coach. Tobin attended the University of Chicago, where he played college football under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. He was a "star guard" for the Maroons during the 1904 season.[2] In 1905, he served as head coach at Tulane University alongside assistant Harry Ludlow for the 1905 season. Tulane lost its only game, 5–0, that year.[3] Tulane accused its opponent, LSU, of using ineligible players, and the disagreement resulted in a hiatus of the series until 1911.[4] In October, he returned to play for the Chicago team.[2] In December 1905, he accepted the position of athletic director at Tulane.[5] Tobin graduated from Chicago in June 1906, and passed the Illinois bar examination. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. In 1906, he intended to begin practicing law after coaching at the University of Utah during the upcoming season.[6] He later worked as a judge in Utah.[7] Tobin died of a heart attack on October 26, 1954, in Salt Lake City, Utah.[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tulane Olive and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1905)
1905 Tulane 0–1 0–1 T–12th
Tulane: 0–1 0–1
Total: 0–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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