G. O. Dietz

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G. O. Dietz
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Dietz pictured on the 1901 Northwestern Team
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1872-08-17)August 17, 1872
Iroquois, Illinois
Died March 23, 1929(1929-03-23) (aged 56)
Moline, Illinois[1]
Alma mater Northwestern University
University of Michigan
Playing career
1897–1898
1900–1901
Northwestern
Northwestern
Position(s) Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902
1903
Drake
Kansas State
Head coaching record
Overall 7–7–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Godlove Orth Dietz[2][3] was an American football player, coach, lawyer, and judge. He served as the head football coach at Drake University in 1902 and at Kansas State Agricultural College, now Kansas State University, in 1903, compiling a career college football record of 7–7–2.

Playing career[edit]

Dietz graduated from the Grand Prairie Seminary in Onarga, Illinois. Dietz then attended Northwestern University, which was affiliated with the seminary. At Northwestern, Dietz played as a back for four seasons for the football team. Also starting on the team during three of these years was Dietz's brother, Cyrus E. Dietz. G. O. Dietz graduated from Northwestern with a law degree.

Coaching career[edit]

Drake[edit]

Dietz got his first head coaching job as the sixth head football coach at Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa for the 1902 season. His record at Drake was 4–3–1. The last game of his season at Drake would provide his career coaching highlight with at 47–0 pounding over Grinnell College on November 26, 1902.[4]

Kansas State[edit]

The next year, Dietz was named the eighth head football coach for the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kansas for the 1903 season, succeeding his brother Cyrus in the job. His record at Kansas State was 3–4–1.

Legal career[edit]

Dietz and his brother subsequently went into the practice of law together, opening a law firm in Moline, Illinois, with Burton Peek. In the 1920s, Dietz served as a judge on the Moline City Court.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Drake Bulldogs (Independent) (1902)
1902 Drake 4–3–1
Drake: 4–3–1
Kansas State Wildcats (Independent) (1903)
1903 Kansas State 3–4–1
Kansas State: 3–4–1
Total: 7–7–1

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