John W. Mayhew

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John W. Mayhew
LSU-Coach Mayhew 1909.jpg
Biographical details
Born (1885-10-02)October 2, 1885
Chilmark, Massachusetts
Died September 30, 1941(1941-09-30) (aged 58)
Pocasset, Massachusetts
Playing career
1906–1908 Brown
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909–1910 LSU
1909–1911 LSU
1910–1911 LSU
Track and field
1910–1911 LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 3–6 (football)
11–4 (basketball)
15–16 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1906

John Wesley Mayhew (October 2, 1885 – September 30, 1941) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball coach. He played college football at Brown University from 1906 to 1908 and was named an All-American in 1906 playing as a halfback. He also played baseball and ran track at Brown. Mayhew served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University from 1909 to 1910, compiling a record of 3–6.[1] He took over for Joe Pritchard in the middle of the 1909 season. Mayhew was also the head coach of the LSU basketball team from 1909 to 1911,[2] head coach of the LSU baseball team from 1910 to 1911[3] and head coach of the LSU track and field team.[4]

Mayhew graduated from the Worcester Academy in 1904 and from Brown University in 1909. He was born at Chilmark, Massachusetts on October 2, 1885 and died at Pocasset, Massachusetts on September 30, 1941.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909)
1909 LSU 2–1* 1–0*
1910 LSU 1–5 0–3
LSU: 3–6 1–3 *First 5 games were coached by Joe Pritchard.
Total: 3–6


  1. ^ "LSU Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). p. 107. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "LSU Fighting Tigers Coaches". Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Louisiana State University". Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "LSU Track and Field Media Guide". p. 7. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mayhew, Ex-Brown Athletes, Dies at 55". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachsuetts. October 2, 1941. p. 29. Retrieved September 16, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read.
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