Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last weeks’ hints?

Francis Schmidt

  • Born in Downs Kansas,
  • graduated from Fairbury Nebraska High School,
  • participated in varsity baseball, basketball, football & track at the University of Nebraska,
  • earned a law degree from the University of Nebraska,
  • coached high school basketball & football for Arkansas City Kansas High School, winning a state basketball championship,
  • was head coach for baseball, basketball & football for Henry Kendall College (University of Tulsa), his football teams outscoring their opponents 622-21 during his tenure,
  • served in the United States Army as a bayonet instructor with rank of Captain,
  • was head baseball, basketball & football coach for the University of Arkansas, winning 4 Southwest Conference basketball championships,
  • was head football coach at Texas Christian University, winning 2 Southwest Conference football championships,
  • was head football coach for Ohio State University, winning 2 Big Ten Conference football championships,
  • originated the “I” formation, the “statue of liberty” and the “hook & ladder’,
  • was head football coach University of Idaho,
  • inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame,
  • chosen for the University of Tulsa Hall of Fame,
  • chosen for the University of Arkansas Hall of Fame,
  • chosen for the Ohio State University Hall of Fame and
  • is on the B. P. O. E. #249 wall of remembrance.
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