Tiny Cahoon

Ivan Wells "Tiny" Cahoon (May 22, 1900 – February 3, 1973) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1926 to 1929. He played college football at the University of Montana and at Gonzaga University. [2][3]

Tiny Cahoon
No. 10, 30, 40
Personal information
Born:May 22, 1900
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Died:February 3, 1973 (aged 72)
San Francisco, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Baraboo High School
College:Montana / Gonzaga
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame (1991)[1]
Career NFL statistics
Games played:31
Games started:27
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR


Cahoon was born on May 22, 1900, in Baraboo, Wisconsin.[4] He played college football under head coach Gus Dorais at Gonzaga, and was part of the school's undefeated team in 1924. After graduating from Gonzaga in 1925, Cahoon taught and coached at Libby High School in Montana for a year,[5] then played pro football.[6][7] He was a tackle for the Green Bay Packers for four seasons from 1926 until 1929, when a knee injury ended his playing career. He coached high school football at West De Pere in Wisconsin while a pro player,[8] moved to Green Bay West High School in 1933, and to Monmouth College in Illinois in 1938.[2][3]

Cahoon moved to the professional Milwaukee Chiefs, a new team in the American Football League in 1940 and 1941,[9] then entered the United States Army during World War II, and coached football service teams. In 1951, he returned to Gonzaga University as an ROTC instructor.[10]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Monmouth Fighting Scots (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1938–1939)
1938 Monmouth 5–5 2–3 T–5th
1939 Monmouth 6–2–2 2–2–2 T–4th
Monmouth: 11–7–2 4–5–2
Total: 11–7–2

See also


  1. ^ "Ivan Cahoon". Gonzaga University. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Packer Cahoon dies". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. February 6, 1973. p. 2, part 2.
  3. ^ a b "Former Packer, Cahoon, is dead". Milwaukee Journal. UPI. February 6, 1973. p. 8, part 2.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CahoTi20.htm
  5. ^ "Miss Grove bride of "Tiny" Cahoon". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. July 1, 1926. p. 6.
  6. ^ "Cahoon to join Green Bay club". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. August 24, 1926. p. 14.
  7. ^ Ashlock, Herb (August 28, 1953). "Tiny Cahoon remembers pro football way back when iron man gridders were once common in the game". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 13.
  8. ^ "Packers sign new players". Milwaukee Journal. July 22, 1928. p. 3, sports.
  9. ^ "And Tiny Cahoon appreciates it". Milwaukee Journal. (photo). October 19, 1941. p. 3, sports.
  10. ^ "Once a Gonzaga grid star, then a pro mentor, he's back as ROTC instructor and likes it". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 2, 1951. p. 6.

External links

1924 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team

The 1924 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Gonzaga University during the 1924 college football season. In their fifth and final year under head coach Gus Dorais, the Bulldogs compiled a 5–0–2 record, shut out five of seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 138 to 26.Four of the 11 starters on the 1924 Gonzaga team went on to play in the National Football League: left halfback Hust Stockton (1925-29); end Ray Flaherty (1926-1935); tackle Tiny Cahoon (1926-1929); and guard Hector Cyre (1926-1928).

Dorais left Gonzaga after the 1924 season to become head football coach at the University of Detroit.

Andrew G. Reid

Andrew Graham Reid (May 24, 1878 – July 6, 1941) was an American football player, coach, and official, athletics administrator, professor of mathematics, businessman, and lawyer. He played football for the University of Michigan's 1901 "Point-a-Minute" team. He was the head football coach and athletic director at Monmouth College in Illinois from 1907 to 1909. He also served as a football official in Big Ten Conference football games.

Archie Hahn

Charles Archibald Hahn (September 14, 1880 – January 21, 1955) was an American track athlete and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century.He is the first athlete to win both 100m and 200m race at the same Olympic.

Having won sprint events at the 1903 American and Canadian championships, Hahn—born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, but running for the University of Michigan—was among the favorites at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, which was poorly attended by European athletes.

In the first event at those Games, the 60 m, Hahn benefited from his quick start and won, making him a favorite for the remaining events he was entered in, the 100 m and 200 m. His run in the 200 m final delivered him the gold and a good time, although the latter was flattered, because the race was run on a straight course. In his third event, he again outclassed the field, thus winning all sprint events.

In 1906, the "Milwaukee Meteor" repeated his Olympic 100 m victory in Athens, a feat not equaled until 1988, when Carl Lewis won the 100 m twice in a row (after the disqualification of Ben Johnson). In 1910 he outran a racehorse in a 50-yard dash at the Wisconsin State Fair.After his running career, Hahn became a coach and wrote the classic book How to Sprint. He coached track and number of other sports at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, Whitman College, Brown University, Michigan, Princeton University, and the University of Virginia. At Virginia he led the Cavaliers to 12 state championships in 13 years. He died in 1955, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hahn was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1959. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1984 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo is a city in and the county seat of Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The largest city in the county, Baraboo is the principal city of the Baraboo Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its 2010 population was 12,048. It is situated on the Baraboo River.

Baraboo is home to the Circus World Museum, the former headquarters and winter home of the Ringling Brothers circus. The Al. Ringling Theatre is an active landmark in the city. Baraboo is also near Devil's Lake State Park, and Aldo Leopold's Shack and Farm.

Bobby Woll

Robert G. Woll (? – 1999) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. After lettering for three years in football, basketball and baseball at Monmouth College, Woll served there as a teacher, coach, and finally athletic director until his death in 1999.The football field at Monmouth College is named for Woll.


Cahoon is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Ben Cahoon (born 1972), football player in the CFL

Frank Kell Cahoon (1934–2013), American businessman and politician

Kevin Cahoon, American actor/singer/songwriter

Lauren Cahoon (born 1985), Taekwondo martial artist

Martha Cahoon (1905 - 1999), American artist

Ralph Cahoon (1910 - 1982), artist and furniture decorator

Reynolds Cahoon (1790-1861), Latter-day Saint builder of Kirtland Temple

Richard Cahoon (1905 – 1985), American film editor

Tiny Cahoon (1900 - 1973), American football player

Todd Cahoon (born 1973), American actor

William Cahoon (1774 - 1833), United States politician from Vermont

Charles E. Street

Charles E. Street was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois in 1902 and at Springfield College (then known as the Springfield YMCA Training School) from 1904 to 1906. He played college football at the University of Michigan, where he was the starting quarterback for 3 games in 1898 and for three games in 1899.

Clifford Bell (American football)

Oscar Clifford Bell (March 15, 1880 – August 1, 1936) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, where he led his team to two successful seasons in 1905 and 1906. His squads recorded a record of 18–1. In 1907, he moved to North Missouri Normal School of the First District—now known as Truman State University—in Kirksville, Missouri, where his teams compiled a record of 13–7 inthree seasons. Bell played college football for one season, in 1900, at the University of Illinois.

Herbert L. Hart

Herbert Lybrook Hart (born February 20, 1897) was an American college football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Mount Morris College from 1922 to 1923, Monmouth College from 1924 to 1928 and 1932 to 1937, and at Humboldt State University from 1938 to 1940

Herman Stegeman

Herman James Stegeman (January 21, 1891 – October 22, 1939) was a player and coach of American football, basketball, baseball, and track and field athletics, and a college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Beloit College (1915), Monmouth College (1916–1917), and the University of Georgia (1920–1922), compiling a career college football coaching record of 29–17–6. At Georgia, Stegeman was also the head basketball coach (1919–1931), head baseball coach (1919–1920), and head track and field coach (1920–1937).

Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL)

The Milwaukee Chiefs were a professional American football team based in Wisconsin that competed in the third American Football League in 1940 and in 1941.The team played its home games in the Dairy Bowl at State Fair Park in West Allis, a suburb just west of Milwaukee. Originally formed as an expansion team for the minor league formerly known as the American Professional Football Association for the 1940 season, the new team joined fellow AFL members Cincinnati Bengals and Columbus Bullies in becoming charter members of a new major-league AFL (the triple defection triggered the demise of the minor league, allowing the new major league to adopt the AFL name). The team president was George M. Harris, and the head coach was Tiny Cahoon.The team's first training camp in 1940 was held at Weyauwega in Waupaca County. The second camp in 1941 was closer to home, with lights, at West Bend in Washington County.In the two seasons of the league’s existence, the Chiefs fielded a competitive team. In 1940, the team scored the most points and gave up the fewest over the course of the season, but lost to Columbus in the final game to give the league championship to the Bullies. The following year, the Chiefs and the Bullies were joined by the New York Americans in a three-way race for the championship, with the Chiefs' continuing inability to defeat the Bullies (losing in Columbus and tying in Milwaukee) led to Columbus repeating as AFL champions and Milwaukee finishing third.For the two years of the league’s existence, the Chiefs were a popular draw as they played in Wisconsin’s largest stadium. The AFL had accepted the 1941 entrance of a new Detroit team and deferred it until 1942, but the Pearl Harbor attack and the subsequent U.S. entry into World War II put all plans for football to a halt. In September 1942, league president William B. Cox announced the suspension of league activities until after the war, but the league – and the Chiefs – never returned.

Norm Ellenberger

Norman Dale Ellenberger (August 2, 1932 – November 15, 2015) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He was head coach of the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball team from 1972 to 1979, winning Western Athletic Conference championships in 1974 and 1978 and compiling an overall record of 134–62 (.684). His former players included future National Basketball Association (NBA) defensive stand-out Michael Cooper, who helped lead the 1977–78 team that was ranked as high as No. 5 nationally. Ellenberger was dismissed as Lobo head coach due to a recruiting scandal known as "Lobogate".

Ellenberger later became lead assistant coach under Don Haskins at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) from 1986 to 1990 and under Bobby Knight at Indiana University from 1990 to 2000. He served as an assistant for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA from 2000 to 2003 and then coached boys' and girls' high school basketball in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was an assistant for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) during the 2012-13 season before returning to high school coaching in Michigan.

Robert C. Dunbar

Robert C. Dunbar (May 6, 1878 – June 22, 1973) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, where he was also a player and a student. Upon graduation, he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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