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A look back at some immovable coaches

There are a handful of college coaches in this land whose names are interchangeable with the colleges they served during their entire careers. They were paid salaries that would be laughable compared to contracts held by many big-name coaches today. The coaches were J. Horace (Cap) Shelton (1893-1967) at Howard Payne College (now University) in Brownwood, and Oscar W. Strahan, who likewise began his tenure around 1920. Strahan (1881-1978) was at Southwest Texas Normal College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. Their combined service totaled almost a century. They were close friends, winning similar honors at state and national levels. When they ...

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