Frank Thomas (American football)

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Frank Thomas (American football)

American football player and coach add

Category: Football

Born in 1898.

Countries: Alabama (62%), United States (31%), Georgia (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Alabama, Knute Rockne, University of Alabama

Linked to: College Football Hall of Fame, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS

 

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Frank Thomas was born in 1898 add something


1920

He played quarterback for coach Knute Rockne at University of Notre Dame from 1920 to 1922 add something


1925

After graduating from Notre Dame, Thomas became an assistant coach at the University of Georgia for two years before earning his first head coaching job in 1925 at the University of Chattanooga, where his teams' record was 26–9–2 in four seasons add something

 

He served as the head football coach at the University of Chattanooga from 1925 to 1928 and at the University of Alabama from 1931 to 1946, compiling a career college football record of 141–33–9 add something


1930

Thomas's total wins and winning percentage at Alabama rank second all-time among Crimson Tide football coaches, behind only Paul "Bear" Bryant, who Thomas coached in the mid 1930s add something


1931

In 1931, he accepted the head coaching job at the University of Alabama, where he established himself as one of the top coaches in the nation add something


1934

Thomas's 1934 Alabama team completed a 10–0 season with a victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl and was named national champion by a number of selectors add something


1936

Bear Bryant - After graduating in 1936, Bryant took a coaching job at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee , Tennessee, but he left that position when offered an assistant coaching position under Frank Thomas at the University of Alabama


1946

Too weak to both coach and take care of his mentally ill daughter, his declining health finally forced his resignation from coaching in 1946 add something


1951

In 1951, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame add something

 

Thomas was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 add something


1954

Thomas died in 1954 at the age of 55 at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama add something


Frank Thomas died in 1954 add something


2000

Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000 add something