Cyrus E. Dietz
|Cyrus E. Dietz|
Dietz pictured as captain of the 1901 Northwestern team
March 17, 1876|
|Died||September 13, 1929
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Dietz graduated in 1897 from the Grand Prairie Seminary in Onarga, Illinois. Dietz then attended Northwestern University, which was affiliated with the seminary. At Northwestern, Dietz played guard for four seasons for the football team, serving as captain of the team for the 1900 and 1901 seasons. Also starting on the team during three of these years was Dietz's brother, G. O. Dietz. Cyrus Dietz graduated from Northwestern in 1902 with a law degree.
Dietz became the seventh head football coach for the Kansas State Wildcats in 1902, holding that position for one season. Dietz also played with the team in its first game of the year in 1902. His record at Kansas State was 2–6. Dietz's brother coached the team the following year.
Dietz and his brother subsequently went into the practice of law together, opening a law firm in Moline, Illinois, with Burton Peek. In 1928, Dietz was selected special counsel to represent the State of Illinois in the Wisconsin v. Illinois case in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dietz was elected to the Illinois Supreme Court on November 6, 1928. He died in office the following year in Moline, after suffering injuries in a fall from a horse. His brother, Godlove O. Dietz died in March of the same year.
Head coaching record
|Kansas State Wildcats (Independent) (1902)|
- "Cyrus Dietz Biography". Illinois Supreme Court. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- Willard, Julius (1940). History of Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Kansas State College Press. p. 505.
- Fitzgerald, Tim (2001). Wildcat Gridiron Guide: Past & Present Stories About K-State Football. ISBN 0-9703458-0-1.
- "Quad Cities Today in History". Quad Cities Online. Retrieved 2009-09-03.