John F. Tobin

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John Tobin
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Tobin as Tulane coach in 1905
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1880-01-01)January 1, 1880
Macomb, Illinois
Died October 27, 1954(1954-10-27) (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma mater University of Nebraska (A.B. 1903)
University of Chicago[1]
Playing career
1904–1905 Chicago
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905 Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1

John Frederick "Jack" Tobin (January 1, 1880 – October 27, 1954)[2] was an American college football player and coach. Tobin attended the University of Chicago, where he played college football under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. He was a "star guard" for the Maroons during the 1904 season.[3] In 1905, he served as head coach at Tulane University alongside assistant Harry Ludlow for the 1905 season. Tulane lost its only game, 5–0, that year.[4] Tulane accused its opponent, LSU, of using ineligible players, and the disagreement resulted in a hiatus of the series until 1911.[5] In October, he returned to play for the Chicago team.[3] In December 1905, he accepted the position of athletic director at Tulane.[6] Tobin graduated from Chicago in June 1906, and passed the Illinois bar examination. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. In 1906, he intended to begin practicing law after coaching at the University of Utah during the upcoming season.[7] He later worked as a judge in Utah.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tulane Olive and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1905)
1905 Tulane 0–1 0–1 T–12th
Tulane: 0–1 0–1
Total: 0–1

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