Rip Major
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
BornAuburn, Alabama
Playing career
Position(s)Fullback, quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall19–34–1 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
All-Southern (1912)

J. P. "Rip" Major was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Wofford College in 1919 and again from 1922 to 1926, compiling a record of 19–34–1.


Major was a prominent running back for Mike Donahue's Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. He was also a center on the basketball team.


Major was captain of the team in 1912.[1] He was selected All-Southern.[2]


Major coached the Wofford Terriers football teams of Wofford College in 1919 and from 1922 to 1926.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wofford Terriers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919)
1919 Wofford 3–2–1 1–1 T–13th
Wofford Terriers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1922–1926)
1922 Wofford 2–7 0–2 T–13th
1923 Wofford 6–3 1–3 T–13th
1924 Wofford 3–7 2–4 T–12th
1925 Wofford 3–7 1–3 T–13th
1926 Wofford 2–8 1–3 T–17th
Wofford: 19–34–1 6–16
Total: 19–34–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. "Team Captains".
  2. "Consolidated All-Southern Chosen by Ten Scribes; Eleven Like Innis Brown's". Atlanta Constitution: p. 10. December 3, 1912.
  3. "All-Time Coaching Records". 2013 Wofford College Football Media Guide: 136.
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