Dana X. Bible

Dana Xenophon Bible (October 8, 1891 to January 19, 1980) was a highly successful college football head coach. He is most well known for his excellent coaching at Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Texas. Throughout his career he compiled a 198-72-23 (.715) record. 30 out of his 33 seasons were winning seasons. He twice won 10 games in a season. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bible's 1919 football team at Texas A&M University, which was undefeated and untied and outscored the opposition 275-0, was retroactively named national champions by the National Championship Foundation. Coach Bible, while at Texas, was contacted by University of Chicago coach Clark Shaughnessy to organize a clinic on the T formation. Along with Frank Leahy of Notre Dame, they helped create the T formation revolution.

Coaching chronology

  • 1913 to 1915 Coached Mississippi College to a 12-7-2 record.
  • 1916 Coached Louisiana State to a 1-0-2 record.
  • 1917 Coached Texas A&M to a 8-0-0 record.
  • 1918 Served in World War I.
  • 1919 to 1928 Coached Texas A&M in three sports:
    • 1919 to 1928 Coached Texas A&M football to a 64-19-9 record.
    • 1920 to 1921 Coached Texas A&M baseball to a 29-10-1 record.
    • 1921 to 1927 Coached Texas A&M men's basketball to a 90-41 record.
  • 1929 to 1936 Coached Nebraska to a 50-15-7 record.
  • 1937 to 1946 Coached Texas to a 63-31-3 record.

Football records

Head coaching record

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