G. O. Dietz
|G. O. Dietz|
Dietz pictured on the 1901 Northwestern Team
August 17, 1872|
|Died||March 23, 1929
|Alma mater||Northwestern University
University of Michigan
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Godlove Orth Dietz (August 17, 1872 – March 23, 1929) 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.
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.
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.
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.
Head coaching record
|Drake Bulldogs (Independent) (1902)|
|Kansas State Wildcats (Independent) (1903)|