Ralph Jones

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Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 26, 1951 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 26, 1951 (70)

About

Head coach of the Chicago Bears during the early years of the dynasty.

Before Fame

He was an outstanding football coach at Purdue, where he led the team to a 32-9 record over three years, and continued his success at the University of Illinois.

Trivia

He took over for the Bears coach George Halas after Halas announced his retirement, only to be replaced by Halas to save on a coaching salary during the Depression.

Family Life

He was born in Marion County, Indiana.

Associated With

During his tenure the future Hall of Famer Bronko Nagurski made his first start for the Bears.