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Johnny Cain
File:Johnny Cain.jpg
Sport(s)Football, baseball, tennis
Biographical details
Born(1908-11-17)November 17, 1908
Montgomery, Alabama
DiedAugust 18, 1977(1977-08-18) (aged 68)
Memphis, Tennessee
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback, fullback
Head coaching record
Overall33–19–5 (college football)
9–14 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1930
All-American, 1931
All-American, 1932
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)

John Lewis "Hurri" "Sugar" Cain (November 17, 1908 – August 18, 1977) was an American football player, coach of football, baseball, and tennis, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at the University of Alabama, where he was a three-time All-American and a member of the 1930 national championship team that won the Rose Bowl. Cain served as the head football coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, from 1937 to 1941 and in 1946, compiling a record of 33–19–5. He was also the head baseball coach at Southwestern Louisiana from 1942 to 1944. In 1947, Cain moved to the University of Mississippi to serve as backfield coach for the football team under Johnny Vaught. He was also the head tennis coach at Ole Miss from 1957 to 1973. Cain was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1973. He stood 5'10" and weighed 183 pounds.

College career

Cain was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa at Alabama.

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1937–1941)
1937 Southwestern Louisiana 4–3–1
1938 Southwestern Louisiana 8–2–1
1939 Southwestern Louisiana 3–5–1
1940 Southwestern Louisiana 6–3–1
1941 Southwestern Louisiana 4–2–1
Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference) (1946)
1946 Southwestern Louisiana 6–4
SLI: 31–19–5
Total: 31–19–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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