Tommy Code
Biographical details
Born(1873-04-13)April 13, 1873
DiedJanuary 28, 1956(1956-01-28) (aged 82)
San Francisco, California
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896Oregon Agricultural
Head coaching record

Thomas Kimball Code (April 13, 1873 – January 28, 1956) was an American college football player at Stanford University who also was a football coach at Oregon State University, then known as State Agricultural College.


Code grew up in San Francisco, California where he attended Lowell High School.[1] He went on to play college football at Stanford where he was the quarterback in the first Big Game against Cal.[2][3][4]

In 1896, Code became the fourth head coach of Oregon State in the program's first four seasons. He served as the head coach for just one season, in which the team had a record of 1–2.[5][6]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1896)
1896 Oregon Agricultural 1–2
Oregon Agricultural: 1–2
Total: 1–2


  1. ^ "19th Century Lowellites: The Early History of Lowell High School". Lowell Alumni Association. Archived from the original on April 5, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 186. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  3. ^ Hymans, Jacques (October 14, 1988). "Back in Time" (PDF). The Lowell. p. 20. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Hoover Sees Classmates of Stanford". Hartford Courant. November 16, 1928. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "Oregon State Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 90. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "19 Coaches Listed on Aggies Record". The Sunday Oregonian. October 30, 1927. p. 73.