Bernie Masterson

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Bernie Masterson
Bernie Masterson (1946).jpg
Masterson from 1947 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1911-08-10)August 10, 1911
Shenandoah, Iowa
Died May 16, 1963(1963-05-16) (aged 51)
Chicago, Illinois
Playing career
1931–1933
1934–1940
Nebraska
Chicago Bears
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1940
1941
1945
1946–1947
1948
1950
1951
Stanford (assistant)
UCLA (assistant)
St. Mary's Naval Pre-Flight
Nebraska
NY Yankees (assistant)
Iowa (backfield)
Lewis (IL)
Head coaching record
Overall 5–13
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Bernard E. "Bernie" Masterson (August 10, 1911 – May 16, 1963) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 1946 to 1947, compiling a record of 5–13.[1] Masterson played college football at Nebraska from 1931 to 1933.[2] He played professionally in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears from 1934 to 1940.[3]

Masterson c. 1946

In 1940, Clark Shaughnessy hired Masterson to coach Stanford quarterback Frankie Albert.[4]

Masterson died of a heart attack in Chicago on May 16, 1963.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1946–1947)
1946 Nebraska 3–6 3–2 T–3rd
1947 Nebraska 2–7 2–3 4th
Nebraska: 5–13 5–5
Total: 5–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard E. "Bernie" Masterson Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  2. ^ All-Time Football Letterwinners, University of Nebraska, retrieved August 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Bernie Masterson, Pro Football Reference, retrieved August 14, 2010.
  4. ^ Ron Fimrite, A Melding Of Men All Suited To A T; Clark Shaughnessy was a dour theoretician, Frankie Albert an unrestrained quarterback and Stanford a team of losers, but combined they forever changed the game of football, Sports Illustrated, September 5, 1977.
  5. ^ AP (May 17, 1963). "Bernie Masterson, Played Football for Chicago Bears". The New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 

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