Tex Oliver

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Biographical details
Born(1899-11-21)November 21, 1899
DiedApril 10, 1988(1988-04-10) (aged 88)
Costa Mesa, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1926–1932 Santa Ana HS (CA)
1933–1937 Arizona
1938–1941 Oregon
1942 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight
1945–1946 Oregon
1950–1951 Fullerton College
Head coaching record
Overall61–42–8 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Border (1935–1936)

Gerald Allen "Tex" Oliver (November 21, 1899 – April 10, 1988) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Arizona from 1933 to 1937 and at the University of Oregon [1] from 1938 to 1941 and again from 1945 to 1946.

American football Team field sport

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University of Oregon Public research university in Eugene, Oregon

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Coaching career

From 1933 to 1937, Oliver coached the Arizona Wildcats to a 32–11–4 record. During that stretch, he never had a losing season. From 1938 to 1946, he coached the Oregon Webfoots to a 23–28–3 record.

Arizona Wildcats football football team of the University of Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats football program represents the University of Arizona in the sport of American college football. Arizona competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).

Oregon Ducks football football team of the University of Oregon

The Oregon Ducks football program is a college football team for the University of Oregon, located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Known as the Ducks, the team was commonly called the Webfoots until the mid-1960s. The first football team was fielded in 1894. Oregon plays its home games at the 54,000 seat Autzen Stadium in Eugene; its main rivals are the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The Ducks and Beavers historically end each regular season with the Civil War rivalry game in late November.

Later life and death

After retiring from coaching, Oliver worked as a school administrator in Compton and Lancaster, California. He retired as superintendent of schools in Lancaster in 1966. Oliver died of cancer on April 10, 1988 at his home in Costa Mesa, California. [2] [3]

Compton, California City in California, United States

Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles. Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and on May 11, 1888, was the eighth city to incorporate. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 96,456. It is known as the "Hub City" due to its geographic centrality in Los Angeles County. Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms. The city is generally a working class community, with some middle-class neighborhoods and poor neighborhoods, and is home to a relatively young population, at an average 25 years of age, compared to the American median age of 38.

Lancaster, California City in California, United States

Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 156,633, and in 2018 the population was estimated at 159,053, making Lancaster the 33rd largest city in California. Lancaster is part of a twin city complex with its southern neighbor Palmdale, and together they are the principal cities within the Antelope Valley region.

Costa Mesa, California City in California

Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a suburban area including part of the South Coast Plaza–John Wayne Airport edge city, one of the region's largest commercial clusters, with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census.

Head coaching record

College

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Arizona Wildcats (Border Conference)(1933–1937)
1933 Arizona 5–33–2T–3rd
1934 Arizona 7–2–12–1–13rd
1935 Arizona 7–24–01st
1936 Arizona 5–2–33–0–11st
1937 Arizona 8–23–13rd
Arizona:32–11–415–4–2
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference)(1938–1941)
1938 Oregon 4–54–45th
1939 Oregon 3–4–13–3–15th
1940 Oregon 4–4–13–4–15th
1941 Oregon 5–54–45th
Saint Mary's Pre-Flight Air Devils (Independent)(1942)
1942 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight 6–3–1
Saint Mary's Pre-Flight:6–3–1
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference)(1945–1946)
1945 Oregon 3–63–67th
1946 Oregon 4–4–13–4–16th
Oregon:23–28–320–25–3
Total:61–42–8
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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References

  1. McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN   0-9648244-7-7.
  2. "Ex-Oregon football coach dies". The Register-Guard . Eugene, Oregon. April 16, 1988. p. 5B. Retrieved April 10, 2011 via Google News.
  3. Foster, Chris (April 13, 1988). "Services Set Today for G.A. (Tex) Oliver". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved October 24, 2016.