John R. Middleton

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John R. Middleton
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906Idaho (assistant)
Head coaching record

John Robert Middleton was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at his alma mater, the University of Idaho, from 1907 to 1908, compiling a record of 6–3–3.[1] Middleton began his college football playing career as a quarterback at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa in 1901.[2] He followed his coach at Simpson, John G. Griffith, to the University of Idaho, playing quarterback in the "Idaho Spread", a forerunner to the modern shotgun formation offense, from 1903 to 1905.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Idaho (Independent) (1907–1908)
1907 Idaho 4–1–1
1908 Idaho 2–2–2
Idaho: 6–3–3
Total: 6–3–3


  1. ^ "Football Media Guide" (PDF). Idaho Vandals. 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Gem of the Mountains, Volume 7 Check |url= value (help). University of Idaho. 1907. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Passehl-Stoddart, Erin (September 19, 2016). University of Idaho. Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved September 3, 2019.