Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Dick "Dick" Romney

Dick "Dick" Romney

Details

  • Position: Coach
  • School: Utah State
  • Years: 1919-1948
  • Inducted: 1954
  • Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Date of Birth: Feb 12, 1895
  • Place of Death: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Date of Death: Feb 05, 1969

Member Biography

Ernest Lowell "Dick" Romney coached Utah State football in 1919-1942 and again in 1944-48, rolling up a record of 128- 91-16. His teams won conference titles in 1921 and 1936, and shared the league championships in 1935 and 1946. Romney was a four-sport star at Utah, a member of the Redskins' 1916 National Amateur Athletic Union basketball champions and an all-conference selection in football. He began his coaching career at Utah State in 1919, heading the football, basketball, track and baseball programs. His basketball teams won conference crowns in four seasons and played in the elimination rounds at San Francisco's World's Fair. Romney was equally as successful as a track coach, winning league titles four times. Romney served as commissioner of the Mountain States Conference 1949-59. He was born February 12, 1895, in Salt Lake City and died February 5, 1969, in Salt Lake City. Romney Stadium, where Utah State plays its home games, is named for him.