Football Coaching Staff
E.J. (Doc) Stewart
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Western Reserve
Graduating Year: 1903
  • Nebraska Head Coach, 1916-17
  • Nebraska Record: 11-4-0 (.733)

Edward .J. "Doc" Stewart continued Nebraska's success after he arrived from Oregon State by winning two Missouri Valley Conference titles, but gave up the position when he left for World War I following the 1917 season.

He also served as basketball coach for three seasons, compiling a 29-23 (.558) record.

Stewart came to Nebraska from Oregon State, where he coached the Beaver men's basketball team from 1911 to 1916. He also coached the OSU baseball team in 1912, and from 1913 to 1916 he was the head coach of the Beaver football squad, compiling a 15-5-1 record. He had also previously coached at Purdue and Allegheny College.

In his two seasons at Nebraska, he posted an 11-4-0 overall record that included a 7-0 victory over Notre Dame in Lincoln on Oct. 20, 1917.  His only losses came at the hands of the Fighting Irish and Kansas in 1916. The loss to the Jayhawks ended Nebraska's 34-game unbeaten streak that dated back to a Oct. 19, 1912 loss at Minnesota. Stewart's only other losses came to Michigan and Syracuse in 1917.

Stewart joined the war effort after his 1917-18 season at Nebraska, but returned to coaching after the war at Clemson. As the head coach of the Tigers in 1921 and 1922, Stewart posted a 6-10-2 overall record.

In 1923, he took over the football and men's basketball coaching duties at Texas. As UT's head football coach from 1923 to 1926, Stewart amassed a 24-9-3 record that included an undefeated 1923 season.

Stewart enjoyed amazing early success as a coach at Texas. He led the Longhorn basketball team to a 23-0 record and a Southwestern Conference Championship in 1923-24, after coaching the football team to an 8-0-1 season as well in 1923.

However, his next three basketball and football teams did not enjoy similar success and he was dismissed following the 1926-27 season. He ended his coaching career during the 1927 and 1928 football seasons at the University of Texas-El Paso, where he managed a 5-6-3 record on the gridiron.

Stewart played baseball, basketball and football at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and attended medical school at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, where he graduated in 1903. He also played baseball at Western Reserve and served as a sports writer for the Morning Gleander and Evening Independent in Massilon, Ohio.

Stewart's many interests made him a popular figure during his tenure at the University of Texas. Stewart, who was a medical school graduate, was a former sports writer and a piano enthusiast. He also owned an automobile dealership and was offered a job in the Texas English Department should he ever decide to quit coaching.

He also founded Camp Stewart for Boys in Hunt, Texas in 1924. The camp, which is now over 80 years old has facilities spread over 500 acres of Texas Hill Country. Camp Stewart is 81 miles North and Northwest of San Antonio and 16 miles west of Kerrville. He also started Camp Mystic for Girls.

Stewart died tragically when a deer-hunting companion shot and killed him on Nov. 18, 1929.