Dan Jessee
Biographical details
Born(1901-02-22)February 22, 1901
Olive Hill, Kentucky
DiedApril 30, 1970(1970-04-30) (aged 69)
Venice, Florida
Playing career
Football
c. 1920Pacific (OR)
Basketball
c. 1920Pacific (OR)
Baseball
c. 1920Pacific (OR)
1926Seattle Indians
1927Salt Lake City Bees
1929Jersey City Skeeters
1929Cleveland Indians
1929–1930Decatur Commodores
1930Bloomington Cubs
Position(s)Shortstop, third baseman (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1932–1966Trinity (CT)
Baseball
1935–1961Trinity (CT)
1963–1967Trinity (CT)
Head coaching record
Overall150–76–7 (football)
239–170–5 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
AFCA NCAA College Division Coach of the Year Award (1966)

Daniel Edward Jessee (February 22, 1901 – April 30, 1970) was an American professional baseball player and coach of college football and college baseball. He appeared in one Major League Baseball game as a pinch runner for the Cleveland Indians on August 14 during the 1929 Cleveland Indians season. Jessee served as the head football coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut from 1932 to 1966, compiling a record of 150–76–7. He also had two stints as Trinity's head baseball coach, from 1935 to 1961 and 1963, to 1967, tallying a mark of 239–170–5. Jessee/Miller Field, the home stadium of the Trinity Bantams football team was named for Jessee in 1966 and now also honors his successor as head football coach, Don Miller.[1][2]

Jessee attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He earned a master's degree in physical education from Columbia University in 1932.[3] Jessee died on April 30, 1970, in Venice, Florida.[4]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Trinity Bantams (Independent) (1932–1966)
1932 Trinity 2–4
1933 Trinity 4–2
1934 Trinity 7–0
1935 Trinity 6–1
1936 Trinity 6–1
1937 Trinity 4–3
1938 Trinity 2–3–1
1939 Trinity 4–2–1
1940 Trinity 5–2
1941 Trinity 6–1
1942 Trinity 1–5–1
1943 No team—World War II
1944 No team—World War II
1945 No team—World War II
1946 Trinity 4–2
1947 Trinity 6–1
1948 Trinity 5–2
1949 Trinity 8–0
1950 Trinity 7–1
1951 Trinity 6–2
1952 Trinity 6–2
1953 Trinity 5–3
1954 Trinity 7–0
1955 Trinity 7–0
1950 Trinity 5–2
1957 Trinity 1–5
1958 Trinity 4–4
1959 Trinity 6–1–1
1960 Trinity 3–4–1
1961 Trinity 5–2–1
1962 Trinity 4–3–1
1963 Trinity 3–5
1964 Trinity 1–7
1965 Trinity 4–4
1966 Trinity 6–2
Trinity: 150–76–7
Total: 150–76–7

References

  1. ^ Lee, Bill (November 6, 1966). "Amherst Spoils Jessee's Day, 22-9". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. p. C1. Retrieved September 9, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ Yantz, Tom (November 14, 1999). "Jessee And Miller Share A Place In Trinity Lore". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dan Jessee Named To Coach Trinity". Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah. April 14, 1932. p. 7. Retrieved September 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ Newell, Bill (May 1, 1970). "Jessee: Abrasive, Inventive, Successful". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. p. 29. Retrieved September 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.