Football Coaching Staff
Dana Bible
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Carson-Newman
Graduating Year: 1912
  • Nebraska Head Coach, 1929-36
  • Nebraska Record: 50-15-7 (.743)
  • Charter Member of College Football Hall of Fame (1951)
  • Led Nebraska to Six Big Six Conference Titles
  • Nebraska Athletic Director (1932-36)
  • Nebraska Men's Golf Coach

In eight seasons, Dana X. Bible's teams won six Big Six titles. He went back to his native state to coach at Texas after the 1936 season. Bible also served as Nebraska's athletic director from 1932 to 1936 and led the Cornhuskers to their only two conference men's golf titles.

After graduating from Carson-Newman in 1912, Bible began his head coaching career at Mississippi College in 1913. After three seasons, he moved on to spend the 1916 season at Louisiana State. He went on to the top job at Texas A&M in 1917 and from 1919 to 1928.

Bible came to Nebraska in 1928 and continued the impressive string of success that began with Coach Fred Dawson (1921-24) and Coach Ernest E. Bearg (1925-28). During the combined eight year-run of his predecessors, Nebraska claimed four Missouri Valley Conference titles. Bible added six more during his eight-year tenure in Lincoln.

Bible's Nebraska career was capped by the Cornhuskers' No. 9 final national ranking by the Associated Press in the organization's first season of rankings. Bible's Huskers made an appearance at No. 15 in the first-ever AP Poll that season on Oct. 15, 1936.

Bible coached four All-Americans during his time at Nebraska, including fullbacks George Sauer (1933) and Sam Francis (1936), who went on to join him in the College Football Hall of Fame. Hugh Rhea was Bible's first Husker All-American as a tackle in 1930, while Lawrence Ely added All-America honors as a center in 1932.

After his tremendous success at Nebraska, Bible spent 10 years as the head coach at Texas. Overall, in 33 seasons as a head coach, Bible's teams posted a 198-72-23 record and won 14 conference titles.

Bible was born on Oct. 8, 1891 in Jefferson City, Tenn., and passed away at the age of 88 on Jan. 19, 1980 in Austin, Texas.