Leo DeTray

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Leo DeTray
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1883-11-20)November 20, 1883
near Newark, Ohio
Died October 1967 (aged 83)
Knox County, Indiana
Playing career
1904–1907 Chicago
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908–1911 Chicago (assistant)
1912 Ole Miss
1915–1916 Knox (IL)
1915–1917 Knox (IL)
Head coaching record
Overall 10–5–2 (football)
10–10 (basketball)

Leo Carter DeTray (November 20, 1883 – October 1967) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1912 and at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois from 1915 to 1916, compiling a career college football coaching record of 10–5–2. DeTray was also the head basketball coach at Knox from 1915 to 1917, tallying a mark of 10–10.

DeTray was a letterman at the University of Chicago competing as a halfback during his tenure with the Maroons between 1904 and 1907.[1] He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi in 1912, where he compiled a record of 5–3 during his lone season.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1912)
1912 Ole Miss 5–3 2–2 11th
Ole Miss: 5–3 2–2
Knox Prairie Fire () (1915–1916)
1915 Knox 1–1
1916 Knox 4–1–2
Knox: 5–2–2
Total: 10–5–2


  1. ^ "Will have a heavy team: Leo DeTray will captain a promising bunch of husky Maroons next season". The Pittsburgh Press. December 1, 1906. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ 2010 Ole Miss Football Guide. Oxford, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Athletics Media Relations Office. 2010. p. 169. Retrieved August 31, 2011.