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Morley Jennings
File:Morley Jennings.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball, track
Biographical details
Born(1890-01-23)January 23, 1890
Holland, Michigan, USA
DiedMay 13, 1985(1985-05-13) (aged 95)
Lubbock, Texas
Head coaching record
Overall153–77–18 (football)
120–79 (baseball)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)

Morley "Jopsey" Jennings (January 23, 1890 – May 13, 1985) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He attended college at Mississippi State University in Starkville, at which he participated in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Jennings served from 1912 to 1925 as the head football coach at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and then at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from 1926 to 1940. He compiled a career college football record of 153–77–18. He was also the head baseball coach at Baylor from 1928 to 1939, where he tallied a mark of 120–79. From 1941 to 1951, Jennings served as the athletic director at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.[1] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1973.

Jennings and his wife, Elizabeth, had one son, Richard Autrey Jennings (1917-2019), who was born while the couple lived in Arkadelphia. In 1942, Richard Jennings obtained his Juris Doctorate from George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., where he worked on Capitol Hill for Texas U.S. Senator Tom Connally and operated an elevator in the Capitol. He subsequently practiced law in Lubbock for seventy-six years before moving to Corinth in Denton County, Texas, in his later years.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ouachita Baptist Tigers (Independent) (1912–1925)
1912 Ouachita Baptist 2–2–1
1913 Ouachita Baptist 3–2–3
1914 Ouachita Baptist 8–0–1
1915 Ouachita Baptist 7–1
1916 Ouachita Baptist 4–2
1917 Ouachita Baptist 4–0
1918 Ouachita Baptist 2–1
1919 Ouachita Baptist 4–1–1
1920 Ouachita Baptist 6–1–1
1921 Ouachita Baptist 5–3
1922 Ouachita Baptist 6–1–1
1923 Ouachita Baptist 4–3–1
1924 Ouachita Baptist 8–0–1
1925 Ouachita Baptist 7–0–2
Ouachita Baptist: 70–17–12
Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1926–1940)
1926 Baylor 6–3–1 3–1–1 2nd
1927 Baylor 2–7 0–5 7th
1928 Baylor 8–2 3–2 T–3rd
1929 Baylor 7–3–1 2–2–1 3rd
1930 Baylor 6–3–1 3–1–1 2nd
1931 Baylor 3–6 1–5 6th
1932 Baylor 3–5–1 1–3–1 5th
1933 Baylor 6–4 4–2 T–2nd
1934 Baylor 3–7 1–5 7th
1935 Baylor 8–3 3–3 T–3rd
1936 Baylor 6–3–1 3–2–1 T–3rd
1937 Baylor 7–3 3–3 4th
1938 Baylor 7–2–1 3–2–1 3rd
1939 Baylor 7–3 4–2 T–2nd
1940 Baylor 4–6 0–6 7th
Baylor: 83–60–6 33–44–6
Total: 153–77–18
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Andrews, Ruth Horn (1956). The First Thirty Years: a History of Texas Technological College. Lubbock, Texas: The Texas Tech Press. pp. 305, 306–307.
  2. "Richard Jennings". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. January 20, 2019. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lubbockonline/obituary.aspx?n=richard-autrey-jennings&pid=191311086.

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