Considered the first great college football coach, John Heisman was an innovator who played a pivotal role in the evolution of the sport. He was a driving force behind the forward pass and the use of helmets.
A do-it-all man, Heisman had his best days at Georgia Tech, where he coached for 18 years. Not only did Heisman coach the football team for the Engineers, he was the head coach of the baseball and basketball teams as well, and later the track and field team on top of that.
Heisman put together 16 consecutive non-losing seasons including three undefeated campaigns, claimed the 1917 national championship and, maybe most famously, led a 220-0 win over Cumberland in 1916.