|T. A. Dwight Jones|
|File:T. A. Dwight Jones.jpg|
|Born||February 22, 1887|
|Died||June 19, 1957 (aged 70)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||69–24–6 (college)[n 1]|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones (February 22, 1887 – June 19, 1957) was an American football player and coach in the United States. He served as the head football coach at Syracuse University (1909–1910) and Yale University (1916–1917, 1920–1927), compiling a career college football record of 69–24–6.[n 1] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1958.
Jones quarterbacked Yale to 6–0 and 12–0 victories versus Harvard as a junior and senior, respectively, in 1906 and 1907. Yale finished with 9–0–1 records both years, and he was named an All-American both seasons. As head coach, Jones lead Yale football to a 5–3–1 record versus Harvard, and gave the most revered pregame pep talk in Yale athletic history before the Harvard–Yale game in 1923. Before the 1925 game, Jones intoned famously, "Gentlemen, you are about to play football against Harvard. Never again may you do something so important." That contest ended in a scoreless tie.
Family and honors[edit | edit source]
Jones's older brother was Howard Jones, who also played at Yale from 1905 to 1907. The elder Jones also coached at Yale and Syracuse, as well as Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, Duke University, and the University of Southern California.
The "T.A.D. Jones" room at the Phillips Exeter Academy gymnasium is named for Jones. Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones is entombed in a private crypt in Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum in Middletown, OH
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
College[edit | edit source]
|Syracuse Orangemen (Independent) (1909–1910)|
|Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1916–1917)|
|Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1920–1927)|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Bergin, Thomas Goddard (1984). The Game: The Harvard-Yale Football Rivalry, 1875-1983. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-03267-6.
- Wallace, William N. (November 18, 1989). "Ivy Title And Pride On Line in The Game". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/18/sports/college-football-ivy-title-and-pride-on-line-in-the-game.html. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
References[edit | edit source]
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- T. A. Dwight Jones at the College Football Hall of Fame
- T. A. Dwight Jones at the College Football Data Warehouse
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