Theron J. Fouts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Theron J. Fouts
Theron J. Fouts.png
Fouts pictured in The Yucca 1922, North Texas State Normal yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1893-07-05)July 5, 1893
Gonzales, Texas
Died April 28, 1954(1954-04-28) (aged 60)
Denton, Texas
Playing career
1914–1917 Baylor
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1924 North Texas State Normal/Teachers
1920–1921 North Texas State Normal
1920 North Texas State Normal
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1948–1954 North Texas State
Head coaching record
Overall 23–14–2 (football)
5–3 (basketball)
4–2 (baseball)

Theron Judson Fouts, Sr. (July 5, 1893[1] – April 28, 1954) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as head football coach at North Texas State Normal College—renamed as North Texas State Teachers' College in 1923, and now known as the University of North Texas—from 1920 to 1924. Fouts amassed a 23–14–2 record. He also started the school's track and field program and initiated the drive to build the 20,000-seat Eagle Stadium on campus. The venue was named Fouts Field in his honor.

Born in Gonzales, Texas,[1] Fouts was a football player at Baylor University, where he lettered for four years (1914–1917). He died of a heart attack on April 28, 1954 in Denton, Texas.[2] Fouts was married to Leslie Vann Sams Fouts and had two daughters and a son: Mary Lee Fouts (born October 20, 1920 in Crockett, TX), Dorthy Nell Fouts Crockett (born November 7, 1924 in Denton), and Theron Judson Fouts, Jr. (born March 3, 1926 in Denton).

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas State Normal/Teachers Eagles (Independent) (1920–1924)
1920 North Texas State Normal 7–1
1921 North Texas State Normal 3–3
1922 North Texas State Normal 5–2–1
1923 North Texas State Teachers 3–5
1924 North Texas State Teachers 5–3–1
North Texas State Normal/Teachers: 23–14–2
Total: 23–14–2


  1. ^ a b WWI Draft Registration Card, National Archives
  2. ^ "Theron J. Fouts". The New York Times. Associated Press. April 29, 1954. Retrieved February 19, 2011.