American football player and coach, baseball player

Fred T. Long is ...

Born 22 Jan 1896
Died 23 Mar 1966
Age70 years, 2 months
Fred T. Long
Fred T. Long
Student Union Building at Wiley College in Marshall, TX

About Fred T. Long

Fred Thomas "Pop" "Pops" "Big" Long (January 22, 1896 – March 23, 1966) was an African American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and a college football coach. He was the head football coach at four historically black colleges and universities in Texas between 1921 and 1965, compiling a career record of 227–151–31. He was the head coach at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas for 35 years from 1923 to 1947 and again from 1956 to 1965. He led the Wiley Wildcats football team to three black college football national championships, in 1928, 1932, and 1945.