Thomas E. Stidham

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Thomas E. Stidham
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born March 25, 1905
Checotah, Oklahoma
Died January 29, 1964
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Playing career
1924–1926 Haskell Institute
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1927–1934
1935–1936
1937–1940
1941–1945
1946
1947–1948
1949
Northwestern (assistant)
Oklahoma (line)
Oklahoma
Marquette
Buffalo Bills (AAFC) (line)
Baltimore Colts (AAFC) (line)
Green Bay Packers (line)
Head coaching record
Overall 47–30–5
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Big Six (1938)

Thomas E. "Tom" Stidham (March 25, 1905 – January 29, 1964) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1937 to 1940 and Marquette University from 1941 to 1945, compiling a career record of 47–30–5.

Coaching career[edit]

Stidham was the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football program from 1937 to 1940. During his tenure there, he compiled a 27–8–3 (.750) record. His best season came in 1938, when his team went 10–1, losing only to Tennessee, 17–0, in the Orange Bowl.

Stidham was the 15th head football coach at Marquette University and he held that position for five seasons, from 1941 until 1945. His coaching record at Marquette was 20 wins, 22 losses, and 2 ties. Since Marquette has discontinued its football program, this ranks him fourth at Marquette in total wins and 11th at Marquette in winning percentage (.477).[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Oklahoma Sooners (Big Six Conference) (1937–1940)
1937 Oklahoma 5–2–2 3–1–1 2nd
1938 Oklahoma 10–1 5–0 1st L Orange 4
1939 Oklahoma 6–2–1 3–2 3rd 19
1940 Oklahoma 6–3 4–1 2nd
Oklahoma: 27–8–3 15–4–1
Marquette Golden Avalanche (Independent) (1941–1945)
1941 Marquette 4–5
1942 Marquette 7–2
1943 Marquette 4–5
1944 Marquette 4–5
1945 Marquette 4–5
Marquette: 20–22–2
Total: 47–30–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marquette Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 

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