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Tad Jones

Tad Jones (College football.  Born, Excello, OH, Feb. 27, 1887; died, New Haven, CT, June 19, 1957.)  Brother of Howard Jones, the school’s first paid coach, Thomas Albert Dwight Jones became a successful Yale head coach.  Jones was graduated by Yale in 1908, becoming head coach at Syracuse (1909-10) for two seasons.  He was lured [...]

Shep Messing

Shep Messing (Soccer. Born, Roslyn, NY, Oct. 9, 1949.) Although he earned his greatest recognition during his years as the goalie for the Cosmos in the North American Soccer League, Shep Messing is a man of many parts who has been often brilliant, sometimes controversial and always a competitor. Messing graduated from Harvard with honors [...]

Percy Haughton

Percy Haughton (College football.  Born, Staten Island, NY, July 11, 1876; died, New York, NY, Oct. 27, 1924.)  Though not active as a college coach for nearly seven years, Percy D. Haughton agreed in 1923 to be Columbia’s head coach.  Haughton brought an outstanding record, winning national championships at Harvard, where he was 71-7-5 in [...]

Dwight Filley Davis

Dwight Filley Davis (Tennis.  Born, St. Louis, MO, July 5, 1879; died, Washington, DC, Nov. 28, 1945.)  A Harvard man who donated one of the most celebrated trophies in sports, Dwight Filley Davis played singles in the first Davis Cup matches in 1900 and a losing doubles match in the second international team event in [...]

Carmen Cozza

Carmen Cozza (College football.  Born, Parma, OH, June 10, 1930.)  As an assistant under John Pont, Carmen Louis Cozza moved from Miami (O.) to Yale in 1963.  When Pont was named head coach at Indiana U., Cozza was appointed as his successor Jan. 29, 1965.  He remained head man for 32 seasons, retiring after the [...]

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