|William Henry Dietz|
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Dietz, as a member of the Carlisle football team between 1909 and 1912
|Born||August 17, 1884|
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
|Died||July 20, 1964 (aged 79)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Ole Miss (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||70–47–6 (college football)|
16–6 (college baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 PCC (1917)
William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz (August 17, 1884 – July 20, 1964) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Washington State University (1915–1917), Purdue University (1921), Louisiana Tech University (1922–1923), University of Wyoming (1924–1926), and Albright College (1937–1942) compiling a career college football record of 70–47–6. From 1933 to 1934, Dietz was the head coach of the National Football League's Boston Redskins, where he tallied a mark of 11–11–2.
Dietz was the 14th head college football coach for the Washington State University Cougars located in Pullman, Washington, a position he held for three seasons, from 1915 until 1917. His coaching record at Washington State was 17 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him eighth at Washington State in total wins and third at Washington State in winning percentage (.875). He also led Washington State to its only Rose Bowl win in 1916. Dietz also coached at Purdue University, the University of Wyoming, Louisiana Tech University, and Albright College. He coached professional football for the Boston Redskins.
George Preston Marshall, owner and founder of the Boston Braves in 1932, sought to rename the franchise in 1933 after leaving the stadium they shared with the baseball team of the same name. He chose the name Redskins in honor of Dietz, who is of the Sioux Nation.
Dietz's Indian heritage was first contested in 1918 by a draft agent for the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I when Dietz registered himself as a "Non-Citizen Indian," as the U.S. Government had not yet acknowledged Native Americans as U.S. citizens at that time.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Washington State Cougars (Independent) (1915–1916)|
|1915||Washington State||7–0||W Rose|
|Washington State Cougars (Pacific Coast Conference) (1917)|
|Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1921)|
|Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1922–1923)|
|Wyoming Cowboys (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1924–1926)|
|Albright Lions () (1937–1942)|
|Boston Redskins (Eastern) (1933–1934)|
|Louisiana Tech Bulldogs () (1923)|
- Keep A-goin': the life of Lone Star Dietz (2006) ISBN 0-9774486-1-4, hardback; ISBN 0-9774486-0-6, softcover (2006)
- Doctors, Lawyers, Indian Chiefs (2008) ISBN 978-0-9774486-7-8 softcover devotes a chapter to Lone Star Dietz
- William Henry Dietz at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Biography at PA Sports Hall of Fame
- Tribute site
- Associated Press article on Dietz
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