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Encyclopedia > John Wilce
Dr. John W. Wilce
Date of birth May 12, 1888
Place of birth Rochester, New York
Date of death May 17, 1963
Sport American football
Coaching Stats College Football DataWarehouse
School as a player
1907-1909 University of Wisconsin
Schools as a coach
1911-1912
1913-1928
University of Wisconsin
The Ohio State University
College Football Hall of Fame, 1954

John Woodworth Wilce (May 12, 1888May 17, 1963) was a coach of American football at the Ohio State University, a physician, and a university professor. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Nickname: The Flour City, The Flower City, The Worlds Image Center Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Mayor Robert Duffy Area    - City 96. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... Physician examining a child A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ...


Wilce was born in Rochester, New York. He lettered in three sports while attending the University of Wisconsin, was an all-conference fullback and captain of the 1909 team. Following his graduation Wilce coached the La Crosse, Wisconsin, High School football team, then became both an assistant football coach and assistant professor of physical education at Wisconsin. Nickname: The Flour City, The Flower City, The Worlds Image Center Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Mayor Robert Duffy Area    - City 96. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... La Crosse is a city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... Physical instruction at the U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, RI, 1917 In most educational systems, physical education (PE), also called physical training (PT) or gym in less progressive settings, is a course in the curriculum which utilizes learning in the cognitive, affective and psycho motor domains in a play...


In 1913 Ohio State began play in the Western Conference (later the Big Ten Conference) and hired Wilce as its full-time head coach. He won Ohio State's first conference championship in 1916 with a 7-0 record, and repeated in 1917 (8-0-1), and in 1920 (7-1), a year which also saw Ohio State's first invitation to the Rose Bowl. Big Ten redirects here. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


Wilce coached Ohio State football for sixteen seasons, the second longest tenure in Buckeye history after Woody Hayes, with an overall record of 78 wins, 33 losses, and 9 ties. In 1919 he received his medical degree and he retired from football after the 1928 season to practice medicine. Dr. Wilce was a professor of preventive medicine at the Ohio State College of Medicine, specializing in research and treatment of heart diseases, and also served as Director of Student Health Services from 1929 to 1958. The John W. Wilce Student Health Center, built in 1969, is named for Dr. Wilce. For information specifically about the 2006 team, see 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Ohio State Buckeyes football is the intercollegiate American football varsity sports program of The Ohio State University. ... Wayne Woodrow Woody Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was an American football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 1951-1978. ... The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health is the medical school at The Ohio State University and is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... Heart disease is one of a number of different diseases which afflict the heart. ...


In 1954 Dr. Wilce was selected for enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame and was elected a member of the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1977. His academic honors include the Ohio State Distinguished Service Award in 1956. He died on May 17, 1963, in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... The Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for the Ohio State University. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Westerville is a city located in Franklin and Delaware Counties in Ohio. ...


Of his departure from coaching he was quoted: "Football was becoming too much of a business. The game was being taken away from the boys. I was a faculty-type coach who believed educational aspects were more important than winning games."


Sources

  • Park, Jack; The Official OHIO STATE Football Encyclopedia (2002), Sports Publishing L.L.C., ISBN 1-58261-006-1
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Wilce Student Health Center
Preceded by:
John R. Richards
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
1913-1928
Succeeded by:
Sam S. Willaman
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
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