Tulsa Hurricane
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Sam McBirney
  Sam McBirney

Sport (years):
Football, 1908,1914-1916

Class of 1991

A banker who offered his services as football coach for Henry Kendall College in 1908 and then coached again at the school from 1914 to 1916. Had a four-year coaching record of 24-6-1. His 1916 team went undefeated in 10 games, outscoring its opponents 566 points to 40. Included in that 1916 record were shutout victories over Missouri-Rolla, 117-0, and St. Gregory's, 82-0. Credited with developing the football tradition, which later characterized Golden Hurricane football.