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Dr John Woodworth Wilce
Birth: May 12, 1888
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: May 17, 1963
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

John Wilce was a Coach of The Ohio State University Football team from 1913-1928, was the first coach of the Buckeyes in the Big Ten. Mr. Wilce coached the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships in 1916, 1917 and 1920.

A Fullback at the University of Wisconsin from 1907-09, Mr. Wilce coached at his alma mater and later at OSU for a number of years. At OSU he accumulated a record of 78339 and holds the second longest coaching tenure at OSU after Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes.

Dr. Wilce earned degrees in cardiology from the University of Edinburgh in the 1930s and taught medicine at Ohio State. The university honored him by naming the student health center after him in 1969.

Dr. Wilce earned other honors... in 1954 he earned a place in the College Football Hall of Fame and in 1977 induction in the "Block O" Hall of Fame.

Dr. Wilce is credited with coining the phrase "intestinal fortitude" in 1916 while lecturing his student athletes.
Family links: 
  Minerva Conner Wilce (1893 - 1978)
Union Cemetery
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Plot: New Cemetery, Section 10 Lot 17 Space 4
Maintained by: Scott Hawley
Originally Created by: Travis Stephenson
Record added: Jan 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12955126
Dr John Woodworth Wilce
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Dr John Woodworth Wilce
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Dr John Woodworth Wilce
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For the 12th OSU Football Coach...
- Scott Hawley
 Added: Apr. 23, 2013
For the 12th Ohio State University Head Football Coach, 1913-1928.
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013

- Andrew Blackburn
 Added: Jan. 6, 2008
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