James P. Herron

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James Patrick Herron
Pat Herron.jpg
Herron from The Arbutus, 1923
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Died:December 20, 1967 (aged 73)
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Career information
Career history
As coach
1920–1921Pittsburgh (assistant)
1923–1924Pittsburgh (assistant)
1926–1928Washington and Lee
As player
1919Massillon Tigers
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1916)
  • Head coaching record: 15–24–5
Military career
AllegianceUnited States United States
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Corp seal U.S. Army Air Corps
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg U.S. Army Air Forces
Years of service1917–1919, 1942–1946
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II

James Patrick "Pat" Herron (1894 – December 20, 1967) was an American football player and coach. He played at end for the University of Pittsburgh's football team from 1913 to 1916.[1]


A member of the Panthers' undefeated national championship teams coached by "Pop" Warner in 1915 and 1916, Herron earned first team All-American honors in 1916. Following graduation, Herron served as first assistant coach to Warner before being leaving to become the head coach at Indiana University Bloomington in 1922.[2] He also served as the head coach at Duke University in 1925 and at Washington and Lee University from 1926 to 1928. Herron, who also earned a law degree, served in the aviation service during World War I and was credited for bringing down two German planes.[3] Herron died at the age of 73 on December 20, 1967 at Monongahela Memorial Hospital in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (1922)
1922 Indiana 1–4–2 0–2–1 9th
Indiana: 1–4–2 0–2–1
Duke Blue Devils (Independent) (1925)
1925 Duke 4–5
Duke: 4–5
Washington and Lee Generals (Southern Conference) (1926–1928)
1926 Washington and Lee 4–3–2 3–2–1 T–7th
1927 Washington and Lee 4–4–1 2–3 T–12th
1928 Washington and Lee 2–8 1–6 T–20th
Washington and Lee: 10–15–3 6–11–1
Total: 15–24–5


  1. ^ Sell, Jack (October 10, 1933). "Panther Given Memorable Tussle By Navy in Their Last Clash". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Big 10 Coaches Clear Up Rule On Shift Play". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 9, 1922. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "Herron on Warner". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 4, 1939. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Pat Herron, Lawyer, Pitt All-American, 73". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 22, 1967. Retrieved May 17, 2012.

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