John A. Warren
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball, track|
November 10, 1904|
La Grande, Oregon
|Died||March 10, 1981
Los Angeles, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 PCC (1945)
John Albert "Honest John" Warren (November 10, 1904 – March 10, 1981) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, baseball, and track. He served as the head football coach the University of Oregon for one season in 1942, tallying a mark of 2–6, and as the head basketball coach at Oregon for five seasons (1944–1945, 1947–1951), compiling a record of 87–76.
Early life and coaching career
Warren coached high school basketball at Astoria High School, leading the Fishermen and its two stars Bobby Anet and Wally Johansen to two consecutive state championships in 1934 and 1935. In 1935, Warren was hired as the freshman basketball coach at the University of Oregon, where he coached Johansen and Anet who had enrolled at the school. Four years later, Johansen and Anet were the core of Oregon's 1939 national championship team.
Warren founded John Warren Sporting Goods after purchasing a local hardware store in 1951. The store went out of business shortly after his death in 1981.
Head coaching record
|Oregon Ducks (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942)|
|Oregon Ducks (Pacific Coast Conference) (1944–1945)|
|1944–45||Oregon||30–15||11–5||T–1st (North)||NCAA Regional Third Place|
|Oregon Ducks (Pacific Coast Conference) (1947–1951)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "John Warren". University of Oregon. Retrieved December 18, 2010.
- "Tall Firs' captain dies in Portland". Eugene Register-Guard. July 25, 1981. pp. B1–B2. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
- Wadsworth, Lois (March 4, 2004). "Hometown History: local sports champions". Eugene Weekly. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- "Eugene Register Guard-March 11, 1981".
- UPI (March 11, 1981). "Legendary John Warren dies in LA". The Bulletin. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
- University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame profile
- John Warren at the College Football Data Warehouse
- John Warren[permanent dead link] at College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com