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Prink Callison

Prince Gary "Prink" Callison (August 15, 1899-June 1986) was an American football head coach at the University of Oregon from 1932 to 1937. In 1933 he led the program to its second championship of the Pacific Coast Conference.

Early career

Callison played college football at Oregon from 1920 to 1922. He then became the head football and basketball coach at Medford High School, leading the boy's basketball team to Oregon state championships in 1924 and 1929.

Ducks head coach

The Ducks hired Callison in 1932. In 1933, he coached the Ducks to a 9-1 record and a tie for the Pacific Coast Conference championship with Stanford. Since the two schools did not meet head to head, the decision of which team would play in the Rose Bowl had to be made by the committee. They chose Stanford, on the strength of the school's victory over USC, the only team to have beaten Oregon that year.

1933 would be Callison's best year as the Ducks finished no higher than fourth in the next four seasons. He resigned after the 1937 season.

Legacy and death

Callison died in Laguna Hills, California in 1986. He was named to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

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