Edward “Eddie” Anderson: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1939-1949)

1900, Nov 11: Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa Mason City High School in Mason City, Iowa 1918 -1921, Played football for Notre Dame. Coached by Knute Rockney. Teammate of George “The Gipper” Gipp. Team Captain of the 1921 team. 1922 Played professional football for Rochester Jeffersons, an NFL team which disbanded in 1925 1922–1924 Head coach […]


Ira Tubbs: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1937-1938)

1887, Feb 12: Born 1910s: Quarterback and End for William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri 1923–1925: Head Coach, Superior State Teachers College (Now known as University of Wisconsin-Superior) 1928–1929: Head Coach, Superior State Teachers College (Now known as University of Wisconsin-Superior) 1935: Head Coach, University of Miami, FL – season record (5-3) 1936: Head Coach, […]


Oscar Solem: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1932-1936)

Solem signed a three-year contract with the Hawkeye’s, replacing coach Burt Ingwersen as the programs 13th head coach. During his first year, the Iowa athletic department was suffering heavily from the Great Depression due to Iowa’s predominantly agricultural economy, making them unable to pay Solem his full salary when he was first hired. His first […]


Burt Ingwersen: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1924-1931)

Ingwersen received a scholarship to play football at the University of Illinois. He played under Robert Zuppke from 1917 to 1919. During his time at Illinois, the Illini won two Western Conference titles and the 1919 National Championship. After college, he played one year of professional football in the NFL’s debut year for George Halas […]


Howard Jones: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1916-1923)

Howard Jones coached football for a variety of schools compiling an overall record of 194-64-21 and 5 National Championships. During his time at Yale, he played for a team that won 28 games and only tied twice but never lost. Yale claims three national championships for all of the seasons involved. Jones graduated in 1908 […]


Jesse Hawley: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1910-1915)

Iowa finished the 1910 season 5-2, including a loss to Missouri. Before traveling for the game, Hawley was warned to leave talented tail back Archie Alexander (a black player) at home due to fears of similar troubles experienced by Iowa’s first black player Frank Holbrook also against Missouri. Hawley agreed. The unsportsmanlike treatment of Hawkeye […]