Tag Archives: Walter Camp trivia

The Boston Marathon Winner to the Yale Football Coach

What are their last names?  Answers below

1. Who was the Bill who won the Boston Marathon in the fastest-ever time in 1975?  He won the New York Marathon 4-straight times.

2. Who was the runner named Wilma who won 3 gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games?

3.  Who was the Johnny who played Tarzan?  He dominated swimming in the 1920s.

4. Who was the Mark who won seven gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympic Games?

5.  Who was the jockey they called Willie who won the Kentucky Derby 4 times?

6. This Richard won the Daytona 500 seven-straight times. Continue reading The Boston Marathon Winner to the Yale Football Coach

College Coaching Legends

Walter Camp – The father of American football, Camp became the head coach of Yale in 1888.  He is responsible for bringing about many changes in the game of football.  signal calling, cutting the number of players on a team from 15 to 11, a system of downs, and others.  Camp started his yearly selections of an All-American Team in 1889 and it continued after his death.  He wrote more than 30 books on physical fitness and football.

 

Amos Alonzo Stagg – 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 as head coach at the College of the Pacific and coached there for another thirteen years.  A great innovator, Stagg came up with the man in motion, the tackling dummy, the huddle,  the end around play, and others.  A clean living man, Stagg died at the age of 102. Continue reading College Coaching Legends