John P. Stewart
Stewart pictured in The Index 1906, Illinois State yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1876-06-01)June 1, 1876
Biggsville, Illinois
DiedJanuary 27, 1922(1922-01-27) (aged 42)
York, Pennsylvania
Alma materIllinois State Normal University (1899)
University of Illinois
Cornell University (A.B. 1902)[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903–1906Illinois State
1903–1906Illinois State
Head coaching record
Overall14–11–1 (football)
20–10 (basketball)

John Pogue Stewart (June 1, 1876 – January 27, 1922)[2] was an American football and basketball coach. He was the fifth head football coach at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, serving for four seasons, from 1903 to 1906, compiling are record of 14–11–1.[3]

Stewart taught sciences including biology and physics at Illinois high schools before and during his time at Illinois State. He also studied horticulture at Cornell University, receiving his A.B. in 1902.

Stewart was later a professor at Pennsylvania State University as well as a fruit grower, botanist and horticulturist.[4] He died at his York, Pennsylvania home in 1922. At the time of his death, he was the head of the department of pomology at Penn State.[5]


  1. ^ "The Index". Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus); Roseberry, C.J.; Goodwine, G.; Cope, A.F. (1929). University of Illinois directory for 1929: including the names of all students who have attended the Urbana departments of the University. University of Illinois. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Illinois State Coaching Records Archived November 26, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Rus: A Register of the Rural Leadership in the United States and Canada. ... 1918. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  5. ^ Gamma Alpha Graduate Scientific Fraternity (1922). The Gamma Alpha Record. Gamma Alpha Graduate Scientific Fraternity. Retrieved August 22, 2015.