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IDAHO

FRANCIS ScHMIDT

Head Football Coach j. A. (BABE) BROWN Head Basketball and Football Line Coach

Guv P. W1cKS Head Basketball and Frosh Football Coach

Coaches Get New Duties In 1943 When the 1942-1943 school year opened, Idaho's

Babe Brown was Schmidt's football assistant, and

coaching staff was well manned and equipped. But

also head basketball coach- he took over when Wicks

as the year progressed, the athletic depar tment took

left. Wicks was hoop mentor at the fo re part of the

o n a new complexion. It all started when Basketball

season, and in the fall was freshman football tutor.

Coach Guy P. Wicks went into the navy. H e was

Dean of Idaho's athletic staff, Mike Ryan coached

followed by Intramural Director Leon Green. Then

an unbeaten c ross country team, bossed track, and

came P . E. 37, which required the ser vices of the

on the side found time to act as trainer for Idaho

enti re athletic staff to condition the University's

athletic teams.

male population.

Leon Green was men's intramural sports director and instructor in physical education, before donning

Despite conditions brought on by war , athletics

a navy unifor m. His 'mural program was one of the

survived, and Coach Francis Schmidt sent the Van-

most popular on the campus.

dal football team through a full Pacific Coast Conference schedule. It was Schmidt's twenty-sixth year

Coaching Idaho boxers was the job of Bob Knox,

of coachin g, his second at Idaho. And in this span,

a former ring champ. Knox had a strong team, but

the "football master" has established an impressive

the army thinned its ranks- as in other sports-

record.

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1943 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 41 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1943 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 41 - University of Idaho Yearbook

1943 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 41 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1943 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 41 - University of Idaho Yearbook