J. N. Stone

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J. N. Stone
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Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1882-04-18)April 18, 1882
Tennessee
Died August 25, 1926(1926-08-25) (aged 44)
Nashville, Tennessee
Alma mater Vanderbilt University (1908)
Playing career
Football
1904–1907

Vanderbilt
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1908

Basketball
1906–1907

Clemson


Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall 1–6 (football)
7–6–1 (basketball)
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Football
4x All-Southern (1904–1907)
Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869–1919 era
1912 All-time Vandy 1st team
1934 All-time Vandy team

James Nollner "Stein" Stone, Sr.[1] (April 18, 1882 – August 25, 1926) was an American football and basketball player and coach. He was a four time All-Southern center for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt football teams, selected for the position on all-time Vanderbilt teams in 1912 and 1934.[2][3] He was also selected for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869–1919 era.[4] On top of this, Stein was supposedly "the finest basketball player in Dixie."[5] He was some 6 foot 3 and 180 pounds.[6] At Vanderbilt he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.[7][8] He served as the head coach of the Clemson college football program in 1908. Stein later worked as an engineer in Bristol, Tennessee, where he and his wife, the former Camille Evans, who he married in 1911, lived.[9][10]

His catch on a double-pass play then thrown near the end zone by Bob Blake[11] to set up the touchdown run in by Honus Craig that beat Sewanee at the very end, for the SIAA championship in 1907, was cited by Grantland Rice as the greatest thrill he ever witnessed in his years of watching sports.[12]

He died in 1926 in Nashville of lung and oral cancer. He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.[13][14]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Clemson Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1908)
1908 Clemson 1–6
Clemson: 1–6
Total: 1–6

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1905–1908)
1906–07 Vanderbilt 7–6–1
Vanderbilt: 7–6–1
Total: 7–6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Who's who" among Vanderbilt men and women". Alumni Directory 1: 478. March 1923. 
  2. ^ Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University Quarterly 13. p. 56. 
  3. ^ Vanderbilt University (1934). The Commodore. p. 126. 
  4. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969. 
  5. ^ Alexander M. Weyand (1960). The Cavalcade of Basketball. p. 48. 
  6. ^ "The Football Season of 1904". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 5: 62-69. 
  7. ^ "The Rainbow". The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta 32: 56. 1909. 
  8. ^ "University News". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 8: 269. 1908. 
  9. ^ "Marriages". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 11: 57. 
  10. ^ "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 05 Nov 2014), James Nollner Stone, 1917-1918.
  11. ^ "Claiming Rampant". The Miami News. February 9, 1954. 
  12. ^ "Grantland Rice Tells Of Greatest Thrill In Years Of Watching Sport". Boston Daily Globe. April 27, 1924. 
  13. ^ "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 05 Nov 2014), James Nellner Stone, 25 Aug 1926; citing Mt Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 18959a, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1876717.
  14. ^ Tennessee Death Records, Ancestry

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