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Ray Morrison

Ray Morrison
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1885-02-28)February 28, 1885
Switzerland County, Indiana
Died November 19, 1982(1982-11-19) (aged 97)
Miami Springs, Florida
Playing career
1908–1911 Vanderbilt
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1915–1916 SMU
1918 Vanderbilt
1921 SMU (assistant)
1922–1934 SMU
1935–1939 Vanderbilt
1940–1948 Temple
1949–1952 Austin
1918–1920 Vanderbilt
1919 Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall Football: 155–130–34 (.539)
Basketball: 8–2 (.800)
Baseball: 3–3 (.500)
Bowls 0–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
2 SIAA (as player) (1910, 1911)
3 SWC (1923, 1926, 1931)
1 SIAA (1920)
2x All-Southern (1910, 1911)
Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.
1934 All-time Vandy team
SEC Coach of the Year (1937)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1954 (profile)

J. Ray Morrison (February 28, 1885 – November 19, 1982) was an American football and baseball player and a coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Southern Methodist University (1915–1916, 1922–1934), Vanderbilt University (1918, 1935–1939), Temple University (1940–1948), and Austin College (1949–1952), compiling a career college football record of 155–130–34. He played football as a quarterback at Vanderbilt, selected as the quarterback and kick returner for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[1] Morrison was also the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt for one season in 1918–19, tallying a mark of 8–2, and the head baseball coach at the school in 1919, notching a record of 3–3. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.


  • Early years 1
    • Bachelor of Ugliness 1.1
  • Head coaching record 2
    • Football 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Bachelor of Ugliness

One of the highest honors that a student could achieve was the "Bachelor of Ugliness," a title given to the male undergraduate student believed to be most representative of ideal young manhood an the class's most popular member, devised by Professor William H. Dodd in 1885. In 1912, that honor was given to Morrison.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
SMU Mustangs (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1915–1916)
1915 SMU 2–5
1916 SMU 0–8–3
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1918)
1918 Vanderbilt 4–2 3–0
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1922–1934)
1922 SMU 6–3–1 2–2 T–3rd
1923 SMU 9–0 5–0 1st
1924 SMU 5–1–4 2–0–4 2nd L Dixie Classic
1925 SMU 5–2–2 1–1–2 4th
1926 SMU 8–0–1 5–0 1st
1927 SMU 7–2 4–1 2nd
1928 SMU 6–3–1 2–2–1 5th
1929 SMU 6–0–4 3–0–2 2nd
1930 SMU 6–3–1 2–2–1 T–4th
1931 SMU 9–1–1 5–0–1 1st
1932 SMU 3–7–2 1–4–1 T–5th
1933 SMU 4–7–1 2–4 6th
1934 SMU 8–2–2 3–2–1 3rd
SMU: 84–44–23
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1935–1939)
1935 Vanderbilt 7–3 5–1 2nd
1936 Vanderbilt 3–5–1 1–3–1 9th
1937 Vanderbilt 7–2 4–2 4th
1938 Vanderbilt 6–3 4–3 6th
1939 Vanderbilt 2–7–1 1–6 11th
Vanderbilt: 29–22–2 17–15–1
Temple Owls (Independent) (1940–1948)
1940 Temple 4–4–1
1941 Temple 7–2
1942 Temple 2–5–3
1943 Temple 2–6
1944 Temple 2–4–2
1945 Temple 7–1
1946 Temple 2–4–2
1947 Temple 3–6
1948 Temple 2–6–1
Temple: 31–38–9
Austin Kangaroos () (1949–1952)
Austin: 11–26
Total: 155–130–34
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also


  1. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 

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