April 18, 1882|
|Died||August 25, 1926
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University (1908)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
4x All-Southern (1904–1907)
AP Southeast All-Time football team 1869–1919 era
1912 All-time Vandy 1st team
1934 All-time Vandy team
He was a four time All-Southern center for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt football teams, selected for the position on all-time Vanderbilt teams in 1912 and 1934. He was also selected for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869–1919 era. On another all-time team of Southerners, one finds "For center we shove in Stein Stone of Vanderbilt, who is about as good as man as the South ever saw. Vanderbilt will have about eight of these eleven men." He was some 6 foot 3 and 180 pounds.
In the 1907 game against Michigan, "In the duel of centers, Stone of Vanderbilt, had the best of "Germany" Schulz. Michigan's massive center. Stone's play was spectacular all the way." His catch on a double-pass play then thrown near the end zone by Bob Blake to set up the touchdown run in by Honus Craig that beat Sewanee, for the SIAA championship in 1907, was cited by Grantland Rice as the greatest thrill he ever witnessed in his years of watching sports.
On top of this, Stein was supposedly "the finest basketball player in Dixie."
He served as the head coach of the Clemson college football program in 1908. The Tigers won just a single game, though captain Stick Coles was selected second-team All-Southern. Stein later worked as an engineer in Bristol, Tennessee, where he and his wife, the former Camille Evans, whom he married in 1911, lived.
Head coaching record
|Clemson Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1908)|
|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1905–1908)|
- ""Who's who" among Vanderbilt men and women". Alumni Directory. 1: 478. March 1923.
- "The Rainbow". The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 32: 56. 1909.
- "University News". Vanderbilt University Quarterly. 8: 269. 1908.
- Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University Quarterly. 13. p. 56.
- Vanderbilt University (1934). The Commodore. p. 126.
- "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969.
- "All Southern Eleven". Abilene Semi Weekly Farm Reporter. December 20, 1908. p. 7. Retrieved May 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Football Season of 1904". Vanderbilt University Quarterly. 5: 62–69.
- "Vanderbilt Beaten By Yost's Men". The Washington Times. November 3, 1907. Retrieved May 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Claiming Rampant". The Miami News. February 9, 1954.
- "Grantland Rice Tells Of Greatest Thrill In Years Of Watching Sport". Boston Daily Globe. April 27, 1924.
- Alexander M. Weyand (1960). The Cavalcade of Basketball. p. 48.
- "Marriages". Vanderbilt University Quarterly. 11: 57.
- "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 05 Nov 2014), James Nollner Stone, 1917–1918.
- "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 05 Nov 2014), James Nellner Stone, 25 Aug 1926; citing Mt Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 18959a, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1876717.
- Tennessee Death Records, Ancestry