Nebraska Authors

Tom Osborne

Born 1937 Hastings, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Hastings, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska Football


Bachelor of Arts, 1959, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Master of Arts, 1963, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
PhD in educational psychology, 1965, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Professor of Educational Psychology
Football Coach

Places Worked

University of Nebraska
United States House of Representatives


Nebraska 150 Books honor for More Than Winning, 2017
“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 12 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans
Nat'l Coach of the Year, 1994 by AFCA and Chevrolet, finalist in 1997
Won national titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997, finished second in 1983
16 top 10 finishes
First coach to reach 200 wins in 21 seasons and first to win 250 games in 25 seasons
A record of 254-49-3 : second best winning percentage among active coaches


More Than Winning. 1985. (with John Roberts)
On Solid Ground. 1996.
Faith in the Game. 1999.
Beyond the Final Score. 2009.
I Believe in You. 2020.

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