Byron W. Dickson

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Byron W. Dickson
Coach Byron Dickson 2.jpg
Dickson pictured in The Epitome 1910, Lehigh yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1875-03-18)March 18, 1875
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 22, 1930(1930-05-22) (aged 55)
Miami Beach, Florida
Playing career
Football
1895–1897Penn
Position(s)End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1900Gettysburg
1901South Carolina
1905Penn (field)
1906–1909Lehigh
1910–1913Bucknell
1915Penn (field)
1916Penn (chief assistant)
1918League Island Marines
1919Franklin & Marshall
1920Penn (assistant backfield)
Basketball
1919–1920Franklin & Marshall
Baseball
1909–1910Lehigh
1911–1913Bucknell
1920Franklin & Marshall
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1901South Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall48–43–9 (football)
7–6 (basketball)
45–53 (baseball)
Dickson pictured in L'Agenda 1916, Bucknell yearbook

Byron Wright "By" Dickson (March 18, 1875 – May 22, 1930) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Gettysburg College (1900), the University of South Carolina (1901), Lehigh University (1906–1909), Bucknell University (1910–1913), and Franklin & Marshall (1919), compiling a career college football record of 48–43–9. Dickson was also the head baseball coach at Lehigh (1909–1910), Bucknell (1911–1913), and Franklin & Marshall (1920), amassing a career college baseball record of 45–53. In addition, he served as the head basketball coach at Franklin & Marshall during the 1919–20 season, tallying a mark of 7–6.

Dickson was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania from 1895 to 1897 as an end. He died on May 22, 1930 in Miami Beach, Florida.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Gettysburg Bullets () (1900)
1900 Gettysburg 3–6–1
Gettysburg: 3–6–1
South Carolina Gamecocks (Independent) (1901)
1901 South Carolina 3–4
South Carolina: 3–4
Lehigh Brown and White (Independent) (1906–1909)
1906 Lehigh 5–5–1
1907 Lehigh 7–2–1
1908 Lehigh 4–3
1909 Lehigh 4–3–2
Lehigh: 20–13–4
Bucknell Bison (Independent) (1910–1913)
1910 Bucknell 2–6
1911 Bucknell 6–3–1
1912 Bucknell 6–3–1
1913 Bucknell 6–4
Bucknell: 20–16–2
Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (Independent) (1919)
1919 Franklin & Marshall 2–4–2
Franklin & Marshall: 2–4–2
Total: 48–43–9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byron Wright Dickson.; Former Pennsylvania Football Star Dies in Florida" (PDF). The New York Times. May 23, 1930. Retrieved December 5, 2011.