J. W. Pender
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J. W. Pender
J. W. Pender
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Pender pictured in The Yucca 1914, North Texas State Normal yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1875-10-15)October 15, 1875
DiedFebruary 12, 1969(1969-02-12) (aged 93)
Denton, Texas
Alma materBaylor University[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1913-1914North Texas State Normal

Joseph William "Dad" Pender (October 15, 1875 - February 12, 1969) was an American football coach and university professor. He served as the first ever head football coach at North Texas State Normal College, now the University of North Texas, from 1913 to 1914, compiling a 3-4 record. Pender joined the North Texas faculty in 1912, and served for many years in a wide range of posts such as athletics and government. He died in 1969 from a stroke.[2][3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas State Normal (Independent) (1913-1914)
1913 North Texas State Normal 0-1
1914 North Texas State Normal 3-3
North Texas State Normal: 3-4
Total: 3-4


  1. ^ https://admin.xosn.com/pdf8/708802.pdf?&KEY=LSOMRRJQICHTKAI.20100830132428&DB_ACCOUNT_TYPE=AGENT&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=1800 Pg. 88
  2. ^ "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 for Joseph William Pender". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ The Yucca 1965. North Texas State University. 1965. p. 21. Retrieved 2011.

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