John F. Tobin
Tobin as Tulane coach in 1905
January 1, 1880|
|Died||October 27, 1954
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska (A.B. 1903)
University of Chicago
|1904–1905||U. of Chicago|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
John Frederick "Jack" Tobin was an American college football player and coach. Tobin attended the University of Chicago, where he played college football under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. He was a "star guard" for the Maroons during the 1904 season. In 1905, he served as head coach at Tulane University alongside assistant Harry Ludlow for the 1905 season. Tulane lost its only game, 5–0, that year. Tulane accused its opponent, Louisiana State, of using ineligible players, and the disagreement resulted in a hiatus of the series until 1911. In October, he returned to play for the Chicago team. In December 1905, he accepted the position of athletic director at Tulane. Tobin graduated from Chicago in June 1906, and passed the Illinois bar examination. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. In 1906, he intended to begin practicing law after coaching at the University of Utah during the upcoming season. He later worked as a judge in Utah.
- Hard Practice in Mid Way Camp; Stagg Drills Maroons for More than Three Hours at Marshall Field. LECTURE IN THE EVENING Coach Discusses Strength and Weaknesses of Badgers; Stiff Work for "Subs." Saves Men for Big Game. Stagg Has New Formation. Coach Sizes Up Badgers, The Chicago Daily Tribune, October 17, 1905.
- "All-Time Coaches", 2009 Tulane Football Media Guide: The History, p. 170, 2009.
- Tulane Football History, Tulane University, retrieved August 21, 2010.
- Stagg Has A New Hope; Sets Cap For Track Championship Honors. Four Athletes Missing from Squad. Three Veterans in Quarter Mile. Lyon a Stronger Runner. Much Expected of Steffen. Good Men in Weight Events. Many of Varsity Caliber. veterans in Baseball Squad., The Chicago Daily Tribune, December 10, 1905.
- Delta Chi Quarterly, Volume 4, p. 174, Delta Chi Fraternity, 1906.