Sul Ross State
| Abilene HS (TX)|
Cisco HS (TX)
| August 17, 1893
Canyon, Texas, U.S. (1893-08-17) |
February 8, 1978(1978-02-08) (aged 84)
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
P. E. Shotwell Wikipedia
Prince Elmer "Pete" Shotwell (1893–1978) was an American football coach.
Shotwell was a 1916 graduate of Texas State University. He began coaching at Cisco High School in 1916 and later moved to Abilene High School. His 1923 Abilene Eagles team won all of its 12 games as well as the state championship in one of the strongest defense performances ever, allowing only one touchdown by an opponent during the whole season. After a short stint in the collegiate ranks at Hardin–Simmons University, Shotwell coached at Breckenridge High School, where he won a state championship in 1929. After winning another one at Longview High School in 1937 (the only in school history to date), he returned to Abilene, where he retired in 1952. His overall high school record stands 255–92–18. Shotwell also served as director of Physical Education at McMurry College in the early 1960s.
Shotwell has been honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association, the Texas High School Coaches Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. The originally named "Public Schools Stadium", the 15,000+ seat venue built in 1959 that serves as home stadium for Abilene HS and Abilene Cooper HS, was renamed “Shotwell Stadium” in his honor.