Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg had the longest career of any football coach.  As a player at Yale, he was selected to Walter Camp’s first All-American team in 1889.  Stagg’s first coaching job was at Springfield College, but he left to become the head coach at the University of Chicago.  He coached Chicago for 41 years and compiled 268 wins against 141 losses.  Stagg’s squads went undefeated five years and finished first in their conference six times.  At the age of 70, he took over the head coaching job at the College of Pacific and coached there for another 13 years.  A great innovator, Stagg came up with the man in motion, the tackling Dummy, the huddle, the end-around play, and others.

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