Paul J. Schissler (1893-1968) was head football coach at Oregon State from 1924 to 1932, compiling a career record of 48-30-2. He later coached professionally with the Chicago Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers football teams.
At that time the tennis courts were located in the northeast corner of the Memorial Union quad. Simms is in the center of the photograph, and team captain George Speros is on the left. The 1932 squad went 3-2, defeating Willamette University twice and Reed College, but losing twice to the University of Oregon. The Home Economics Building (Milam Hall) is in the background.