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John G. Griffith

American football player and coach

Died when: 68 years 79 days (818 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

John G. Griffith

John George "Pink" Griffith (January 4, 1880 – March 23, 1948) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball.He served as the head football coach at Simpson College (1901), the University of Idaho (1902–1906, 1910–1914), the University of Iowa (1909), Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College—now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (1915–1916), and New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now New Mexico State University (1917), compiling a career college football record of 49–38–5.

Griffith was also the head basketball coach at Idaho (1905–1907, 1910–1915), Iowa (1907–1910), Oklahoma A&M (1915–1917), and New Mexico A&M (1917–1920), tallying a career college basketball mark of 101–80.

He also coached baseball at Idaho for eight seasons.


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