Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Paul Tyson

Paul Tyson

Waco High School


Inducted in 1983

Tyson was coach at Waco High School from 1913 through 1941. His 27 year record is 205 victories, 42 defeats and 16 ties. His overall score was 8069 points to opponents 971. Paul Tyson’s “Golden Years” were from 1921 through 1927 with 80 victories, 2 defeats, and 2 ties. Undefeated in 1921; 526- 0. 1922 State Champions. 1923 State Finalist. 1924 State Finalist. 1925, 1926, and 1927 – 3 State Championships. 1927 National Mythical Champions. His score in 1927 was 783-33, 14 victories and 0 defeats. The total score for the seven year period was 3,809 points to opponents 147. In 1968, “Dutch” Meyer of T.C.U., Mattie Bell, S.M.U. and Harold Ratliff, Associated Press picked Tyson as the greatest coach in Texas. In the 1920’s, the legendary Knute Rockne said Tyson knew more football than any coach in the United States. In 1955, Coach Tyson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. In 1963, he was inducted into the Texas High Schools Coaches Hall of Honor.