Art Van Tone

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Art Van Tone
Position:Wingback
Personal information
Born:(1918-09-30)September 30, 1918
Ottawa, Ohio
Died:August 9, 1990(1990-08-09) (aged 71)
Conyers, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College:Mississippi Southern
NFL Draft:1949 / Round: 15 / Pick: 143
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Laurel HS (MS) (1948–1954) (head coach)
  • Bay HS (FL) (1955–1959) (head coach)
  • Austin Peay (1960–1962) (head coach)

Arthur M. Van Tone (September 30, 1918 – August 9, 1990) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Detroit Lions from 1943 to 1946.[1] Van Tone served as the head football coach at Austin Peay State College—now known as Austin Peay State University—from 1960 to 1962, compiling a record of 4–26. Before he was hired at Austin Peay in January 1960, he coached high school football, at Lauren High School in Laurel, Mississippi from 1948 to 1954 and Bay High School in Panama City, Florida from 1955 to 1959.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Austin Peay Governors (Volunteer State Athletic Conference) (1960–1962)
1960 Austin Peay 2–8 0–2
1961 Austin Peay 2–8 1–1
1962 Austin Peay 0–10 0–2
Austin Peay: 4–26
Total: 4–26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Van Tone NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ "APSC Football Coach Due To Arrive Monday". The Leaf-Chronicle. Clarksville, Tennessee. January 30, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Newspapers.com open access.

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