Tex Oliver

Tex Oliver
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1899-11-21)November 21, 1899
Died April 10, 1988(1988-04-10) (aged 88)
Costa Mesa, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1926–1932 Santa Ana HS (CA)
1933–1937 Arizona
1938–1941 Oregon
1942 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight
1945–1946 Oregon
1950–1951 Fullerton College
Head coaching record
Overall 61–42–8 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1935–1936)

Gerald Allen "Tex" Oliver (November 21, 1899 – April 10, 1988) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Arizona from 1933 to 1937 and at the University of Oregon[1] from 1938 to 1941 and again from 1945 to 1946.

Coaching career

From 1933 to 1937, Oliver coached the Arizona Wildcats to a 32–11–4 record. During that stretch, he never had a losing season. From 1938 to 1946, he coached the Oregon Webfoots to a 23–28–3 record.

Later life and death

After retiring from coaching, Oliver worked as a school administrator in Compton and Lancaster, California. He retired as superintendent of schools in Lancaster in 1966. Oliver died of cancer on April 10, 1988 at his home in Costa Mesa, California.[2][3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Arizona Wildcats (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1933–1937)
1933 Arizona 5–33–2T–3rd
1934 Arizona 7–2–12–1–13rd
1935 Arizona 7–24–01st
1936 Arizona 5–2–33–0–11st
1937 Arizona 8–23–13rd
Arizona: 32–11–415–4–2
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1938–1941)
1938 Oregon 4–54–45th
1939 Oregon 3–4–13–3–15th
1940 Oregon 4–4–13–4–15th
1941 Oregon 5–54–45th
Saint Mary's Pre-Flight Air Devils (Independent) (1942)
1942 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight 6–3–1
Saint Mary's Pre-Flight: 6–3–1
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1945–1946)
1945 Oregon 3–63–67th
1946 Oregon 4–4–13–4–16th
Oregon: 23–28–320–25–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See also


  1. McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  2. "Ex-Oregon football coach dies". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. April 16, 1988. p. 5B. Retrieved April 10, 2011 via Google News.
  3. Foster, Chris (April 13, 1988). "Services Set Today for G.A. (Tex) Oliver". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
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