Jack Sisco

Robert Dickey "Jack" Sisco (November 2, 1904 – December 18, 1983)[1][2] was an American football player, coach, and official. He served as head football coach at the University of North Texas from 1929 to 1941. With a record of 74–38–11, Sisco is the second winningest coach in school history, behind Odus Mitchell. His teams won seven conference championships and tied for three others.

Jack Sisco
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Sisco pictured in The Yucca 1940, North Texas State Teachers yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1904-11-02)November 2, 1904
Texas
DiedDecember 18, 1983(1983-12-18) (aged 79)
Navarro County, Texas
Playing career
1924–1926Baylor
Position(s)Lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1929–1941North Texas State Teachers
Basketball
1933–1935North Texas State Teachers
Head coaching record
Overall74–38–11 (football)
15–27 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 TIAA (1931)
6 LSC (1932, 1935–1936, 1939–1941)

A native of Waco, Texas, Sisco prepped at Waco High School playing under coach Paul Tyson.[3] He went on to attend Baylor University, where he was a lineman on the 1924 Baylor Bears football team that won the Southwest Conference title.[4]

After his coaching career, he became a college football referee best remembered for a controversial call in the 1947 Red River Shootout between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners.[5][6][7] To this day, some Sooner fans refer to this as the "Sisco Game".[8]

His great-granddaughter, Emilee Sisco, played volleyball at the University of Colorado.[9]

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas State Teachers Eagles (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1929–1931)
1929 North Texas State Teachers 4–4–2 2–0–2 2nd
1930 North Texas State Teachers 5–4–1 4–1 3rd
1931 North Texas State Teachers 8–3 4–0 1st (Eastern)
North Texas State Teachers Eagles (Lone Star Conference) (1932–1941)
1932 North Texas State Teachers 8–1–1 5–0 1st
1933 North Texas State Teachers 3–4–2 2–2–1 3rd
1934 North Texas State Teachers 5–4–1 2–2 T–2nd
1935 North Texas State Teachers 5–3–1 3–1 T–1st
1936 North Texas State Teachers 6–2–1 4–0 1st
1937 North Texas State Teachers 4–4–2 2–1–1 2nd
1938 North Texas State Teachers 7–4 2–2 3rd
1939 North Texas State Teachers 6–1 4–0 1st
1940 North Texas State Teachers 6–3 4–0 1st
1941 North Texas State Teachers 7–1 4–0 1st
North Texas State Teachers: 74–38–11 42–9–4
Total: 74–38–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Ratliff, Harold (1963). Autumn's Mightiest Legions: History of Texas Schoolboy Football. Waco: Texian Press. pp. 41–45.
  4. ^ A Look Through the Years: The 1924 Team
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=2bunCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT42&lpg=PT42&dq=Jack+Sisco+baylor+referee&source=bl&ots=RPgZNngktw&sig=ACfU3U0KI2F8hi7xf1L4vkCHkDvf0v8s1Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo5vrgzKTnAhUfgnIEHV_DCW0Q6AEwD3oECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Jack%20Sisco%20baylor%20referee&f=false
  6. ^ https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20972731/the-wild-bottle-throwing-badly-officiated-1947-ou-texas-game
  7. ^ https://www.tulsaworld.com/archive/after-ou-became-dedicated-to-beat-texas/article_c3b6d7f0-4fa4-583f-b792-7f65d619765c.html
  8. ^ https://www.chron.com/sports/college-football/article/The-100-year-football-war-Texas-OU-by-the-game-1927889.php
  9. ^ https://cubuffs.com/sports/womens-volleyball/roster/emilee-sisco/3850

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