John Heisman spent five seasons of his legendary career at Auburn University, winning or tying 14 of the 18 games he coached with the Tigers. He was a College Football Hall of Fame inductee.
John Heisman was a college football coach for three decades in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, including five seasons as head coach at Auburn University from 1895-1899. Heisman never had losing season at Auburn, posting a combined record of 12-4-2 with the Tigers. He coached at a number of other schools, including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Penn and Rice, and was 186-70-18 for his career as a head coach. Heisman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954 and the Heisman Trophy was originally named in his honor. He passed away in 1936 at the age of 66.