Tommy Code

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Tommy Code
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1873-04-13)April 13, 1873
Died January 28, 1956(1956-01-28) (aged 82)
San Francisco, California
Playing career
1892–1895 Stanford
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896 Oregon Agricultural
Head coaching record
Overall 1–2

Thomas Kimball "Tommy" Code (April 13, 1873 – January 28, 1956) was an American college football player at Stanford University who also was a football coach at Oregon State University, then known as State Agricultural College.


Code grew up in San Francisco, California where he attended Lowell High School.[1] He went on to play college football at Stanford where he was the quarterback in the first Big Game against Cal.[2][3][4]

In 1896, Code became the fourth head coach of Oregon State in the program's first four seasons. He served as the head coach for just one season, in which the team had a record of 1–2.[5][6]


  1. ^ "19th Century Lowellites: The Early History of Lowell High School". Lowell Alumni Association. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 186. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Hymans, Jacques (October 14, 1988). "Back in Time" (PDF). The Lowell. p. 20. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hoover Sees Classmates of Stanford". Hartford Courant. November 16, 1928. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oregon State Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 90. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ "19 Coaches Listed on Aggies Record". The Sunday Oregonian. October 30, 1927. p. 73.