Harris T. Collier
Collier as Virginia team captain in 1898
|Sport(s)||Football and baseball|
May 28, 1876|
|Died||May 4, 1935
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Harris Taylor "Pop" Collier (May 28, 1876 – May 4, 1935) was an American college football coach. He served as the head coach for Tulane (1899) and Georgia Tech (1900). Collier attended the University of Virginia, where he played on the football team and served as the team captain in 1898.
A native of McKenzie, Tennessee, Collier attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He played on the football team in 1895 as a guard. He also played on the baseball team as a right fielder and pitcher. Collier then attended the University of Virginia, where he studied medicine. He played on the baseball team, and from 1896 to 1898, on the football team. According to a fraternity newsletter, he was considered "one of the best tackles Virginia has ever had." Collier held the position of football team captain in 1898. The yearbook, Corks and Curls ranked him as the best "all-around athlete". At Virginia, he was the vice president of the Tennessee Club.
Collier then attended the Tulane University School of Medicine from which he graduated in 1900. He was a member of Sigma Nu and Theta Nu Epsilon. While a medical student, Collier also coached the Tulane football team. The Olive and Blue scored no points and finished the season with a 0–6–1 record. Following his time at Tulane, Collier coached at Georgia Tech for the 1900 season, finishing 0-4-0.
Head coaching record
|Tulane Green Wave (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1899)|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1900)|
- Queries and Minor Notes (PDF), The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 104, Number 24, p. 2202, American Medical Association, June 15, 1935.
- 2009 North Carolina Football Media Guide, All-Time Lettermen (PDF), p. 149, University of North Carolina, 2009.
- The Hellenian, p. 150, University of North Carolina, 1896.
- The Hellenian, p. 102, University of North Carolina, 1895.
- The Alumni Bulletin, Volume V, p. 96, University of Virginia, 1898.
- Corks and Curls, Volume 11, p. 65, University of Virginia, 1899.
- 2009 Virginia Football Media Guide, All-Time Lettermen (PDF), p. 165, University of Virginia, 2009.
- The Delta of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Volume 16, p. 208, Sigma Nu, 1898.
- All-Time Results, University of Virginia, retrieved December 12, 2010.
- The Alumni Bulletin, Volume V, p. 50, University of Virginia, 1898.
- Corks and Curls, Volume 11, p. 161, University of Virginia, 1899.
- Jambalaya, p. 79, Tulane University, 1900.
- Jambalaya, p. 143, Tulane University, 1900.
- 1899, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "Football Practice Begins". The Atlanta Constitution. September 19, 1900. p. 6.
- "DR. HARRIS COLLIER DIES IN TENNESSEE", Daily Democrat-Times, Saturday, May 04, 1935, Greenville, Mississippi, United States Of America