A. W. Shepard

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A. W. Shepard
Alvin W. Shepard in 1892 head football coach at KU.jpg
Alvin Wayland Shepard in 1892 as head football coach at the University of Kansas.
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1865-08-21)August 21, 1865
North Evans, New York
Died January 13, 1951(1951-01-13) (aged 85)
North Evans, New York
Playing career
1889–1891
1892–1893
Cornell
Kansas
Position(s) Right End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1892–1893 Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 9–6
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 WIUFA (1892–1893)

Alvin Wayland Shepard[1][2] (August 21, 1865 – January 13, 1951) was an American football coach and player, and later a school principal. He served as the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1892 to 1893, compiling a record of 9–6. Shepard played college football at Cornell University from 1889 through 1891. He graduated from Cornell in 1891 with a Bachelor of Science degree and left for the University of Kansas the following year to do post-graduate work.[1] While at Kansas he was a player-coach in that he not only coached the team for 2 years, but he also played on the team as a right end.[1] After his 2 year stint as the head coach and a player at Kansas, Shepard received his M.S. in physics from the University of Kansas in 1893 and he returned to his native New York where he married his wife, Josephine Rebecca Frost, on August 3, 1896. He was a school principal for many years in Buffalo, New York. Shepard died on January 13, 1951 in his hometown of North Evans, New York survived by a son, Alvin Frost Shepard (February 3, 1904 – October, 1978), and two daughters, Rebecca Shepard (September 1, 1906 – May 2, 1989) and Margaret Shepard (September 18, 1910 – January 13, 2006).

Alvin Wayland Shepard in his 1889 Cornell football team photo.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas Jayhawks (Western Interstate University Football Association) (1892–1893)
1892 Kansas 7–1 3–0 1st
1893 Kansas 2–5 2–1 T–1st
Kansas: 9–6 5–1
Total: 9–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Quivira. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Class of '93 Board of Publication. 1893. p. 37. 
  2. ^ The Ten-year Book of Cornell University. Ithaca,New York: Cornell University. 1908. p. 478. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 

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