Howard Hancock

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Howard Hancock
Hancock pictured in The Index 1932, Illinois State yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1894-12-20)December 20, 1894
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Died February 1978 (aged 83)
Colfax, Illinois
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Indiana University[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921 Oshkosh State Normal
1923–1928 Oshkosh State Normal/Teachers
1930 Oshkosh State Teachers
1931–1944 Illinois State
Head coaching record
Overall 90–64–26

Howard Joseph Hancock (December 20, 1894 – February 1978)[2][3] was the 12th head football coach for the Illinois State Redbirds in Normal, Illinois and he held that position for fourteen seasons, from 1931 until 1944. His overall coaching record at ISU was 57 wins, 45 losses, and 19 ties. This ranks him second at ISU in terms of total wins and sixth at ISU in terms of winning percentage.[4]

Including his records from other schools, Hancock leads college football with the highest tie percentage in varsity play.[5][6]


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  4. ^ Illinois State Coaching Records Archived 2005-11-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "NCAA Coaching Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2008. pp. 189, 192. 
  6. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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