Mack Saxon

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Mack Saxon
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born 1901
Palestine, Texas
Died May 8, 1949
Arlington, Virginia
Playing career
1925–1926 Texas
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1927–1928 Texas Mines (assistant)
1929–1941 Texas Mines
1928–1934 Texas Mines
1928, 1930 Texas Mines
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1929–1941 Texas Mines
Head coaching record
Overall 66–43–9 (football)
34–61 (basketball)
17–4 (baseball)
Bowls 0–1

Mack Saxon (c. 1901 – May 8, 1949) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletic administrator in the United States. He served as the head football coach at the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now the University of Texas El Paso, from 1929 to 1941, compiling a record of 66–43–9. He had three 7–1 seasons at Texas Mines. His 1936 team lost in the Sun Bowl, the only bowl game to which his teams were invited. From 1928 to 1934, Saxon coached the Texas Mines basketball team, tallying a mark of 34–61. He also coached the school's baseball team in 1928 and 1930, amassing record of 17–4. Saxon died at the age of 47 of a heart attack at his home in Arlington, Virginia on May 8, 1949.[1]


  1. ^ "Mack Saxon, Trained Aviators in Navy, 47". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 10, 1949. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 

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