Dell Morgan
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Dell Morgan
Dell Morgan
Dell Morgan 1945.jpg
Morgan in 1945
Biographical details
Born(1900-02-14)February 14, 1900
Weatherford, Texas
DiedMarch 3, 1962(1962-03-03) (aged 62)
near Bay City, Texas
Playing career
c. 1925Austin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925Austin (assistant)
1930-1933Texas Tech (assistant)
1934-1939Auburn (line)
1940Rice (line)
1941-1950Texas Tech
1931-1934Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall55-49-3 (football)
42-29 (basketball)
146-143-2 (baseball, excluding Austin)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Border (1942, 1947-1949)

John O'Dell Morgan[1] (February 14, 1900 - March 3, 1962) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Texas Tech University from 1941 to 1950, compiling a record of 55-49-3. Morgan was also the head basketball coach at Texas Tech from 1931 to 1934, tallying a mark of 42-29. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Auburn University from 1934 to 1939 and at Rice University from 1953 to 1961, amassing a career college baseball coaching record of 146-143-2.

Coaching career

Morgan was the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball from 1931 to 1934. During the same time, Morgan also served as an assistant coach to the football team.[2] His record during that time was 42-29.[3] Morgan was later the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 1941 to 1950. During his tenure, he compiled a 55-49-3 record.[4] In four of his last five seasons, he posted a winning record. His best season came in 1941, when his team went 9-2.


Morgan was killed in car accident near Bay City, Texas on March 3, 1962.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Border Conference) (1941-1950)
1941 Texas Tech 9-2 2-0 2nd L Sun
1942 Texas Tech 4-5-1 3-0-1 T-1st
1943 Texas Tech 4-6
1944 Texas Tech 4-7 2-0
1945 Texas Tech 3-5-2 1-0-1
1946 Texas Tech 8-3 3-1 2nd
1947 Texas Tech 6-5 4-0 1st L Sun
1948 Texas Tech 7-3 5-0 1st
1949 Texas Tech 7-5 5-0 1st L Raisin
1950 Texas Tech 3-8 3-2 4th
Washington: 55-49-3 45-41-4
Total: 55-49-3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ COP TOPS MARINES, LEBARON, 37 TO 14 Los Angeles Times, December 3, 1950
  2. ^ "2010 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Media Guide" (PDF). Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University. p. 68. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Past Season Results". Texas Tech Athletics. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "Texas Tech Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Athletics. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Crash Kills Rice Coach Dell Morgan". The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. Associated Press. March 5, 1962. p. 6. Retrieved 2011 – via Google News.

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