Don Peden

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Don Peden
Don Peden.jpg
Peden from 1925 Athena
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1898
Kewanee, Illinois
Died February 23, 1970 (aged 71)
San Diego, California
Playing career
Football
1920–1921 Illinois
Baseball
1921–1922 Illinois
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1923 Ohio (assistant)
1924–1946 Ohio
Baseball
1924–1948 Ohio
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1938–1949 Ohio
1950 Cincinnati Reds (scout)
Head coaching record
Overall 121–46–11 (football)
250–134 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
6 Buckeye (1929–1931, 1935–1936, 1938)

Don C. Peden (c. 1898 – February 23, 1970) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Ohio University from 1924 to 1946, compiling a record of 121–46–11. Peden's winning percentage of .711 is the highest of any coach in the history of the Ohio Bobcats football program. His teams won six Buckeye Athletic Association championships, in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, and 1938. Peden was also the head baseball coach at Ohio from 1924 to 1948, tallying a mark of 250–134. The Bobcats' football stadium was renamed in his honor as Peden Stadium following his retirement.[1] Peden died at the age of 71 on February 23, 1970 in San Diego, California.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ohio Bobcats (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1924–1927)
1924 Ohio 4–4 2–4 14th
1925 Ohio 6–2 3–2 T–8th
1926 Ohio 5–2–1 4–2–1 T–8th
1927 Ohio 4–2–2 3–1–2 T–7th
Ohio Bobcats (Buckeye Athletic Association) (1928–1938)
1928 Ohio 6–3
1929 Ohio 9–0 1st
1930 Ohio 8–0–1 1st
1931 Ohio 7–1 1st
1932 Ohio 7–2
1933 Ohio 6–2–1
1934 Ohio 4–4–1
1935 Ohio 8–0 1st
1936 Ohio 5–2–1 T–1st
1937 Ohio 5–3–1
1938 Ohio 7–2 T–1st
Ohio Bobcats (NCAA College Division independent) (1939–1946)
1939 Ohio 6–3
1940 Ohio 5–2–2
1941 Ohio 5–2–1
1942 Ohio 5–3
1943 No team—World War II
1944 No team—World War II
1945 Ohio 3–4
1946 Ohio 6–3
Ohio: 121–46–11
Total: 121–46–11
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peden Stadium and Tower". Ohio University. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ AP (February 24, 1971). "Don Peden Dies at 71". Xenia Daily Gazette. Xenia, Ohio. p. 6. Retrieved September 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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