Ewing Y. Freeland
Freeland pictured in the 1929 La Ventana, Texas Tech yearbook
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
January 1, 1887|
|Died||August 15, 1963
First baseman (baseball)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 SIAA (as player) (1910, 1911)
1 SWC (1923)
|3x All-Southern (1909, 1910, 1911)|
Ewing Young "Big 'un" Freeland (January 1, 1887 – August 15, 1953) was an American football and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Texas Christian University (1915), Millsaps College (1921), Southern Methodist University (1922–1923, with Ray Morrison), and Texas Tech University (1925–1928), compiling a career college football record of 41–23–8. Freeland was also the head basketball coach at TCU for one season in 1915–16 and at Millsaps for one season in 1921–22. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at TCU (1916), SMU (1923–1924), and Texas Tech (1926–1927), amassing a career college baseball record of 50–47–3.
Freeland was born on January 1, 1887 in Turnersville, Texas and died on August 15, 1953 in Brownwood, Texas. He played football and baseball at Vanderbilt University, from which he graduated in 1912. He weighed some 200 pounds. He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team. In 1915, Freeland coached football at TCU, compiling a 4–5 record. In 1922 and 1923, Freeland co-coached the SMU Mustangs football team with his former teammate at Vanderbilt, Ray Morrison. The two effectively shared the heading coaching duties, with Morrison focusing on the backfield and ends, and Freeland mentoring the linemen. In 1925, Freeland became the first coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team, then known then as the Matadors. He coached football at Texas Tech from 1925 to 1928, where he had a 21–10–6 record. Freeland was also the first head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team and Texas Tech's first athletic director. He is credited with designing Texas Tech's Double T logo and had it put on the sweaters of football players.
Head coaching record
|TCU Horned Frogs (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1915)|
|Millsaps Majors (Independent) (1921)|
|SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1922–1923)|
|Texas Tech Matadors (Independent) (1925–1928)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|TCU Horned Frogs (1916)|
|SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1923–1924)|
|Texas Tech Matadors (1926–1927)|
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- "Double T Symbol". Texas Tech University. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
- Ewing Y. Freeland at College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com