Carl Forkum

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Carl Forkum
Forkum pictured in La Vie 1905, Penn State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1882-11-21)November 21, 1882
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Died March 19, 1934(1934-03-19) (aged 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State (1905)[1]
Washington & Jefferson[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


West Virginia

West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 13–6 (football)
59–27–1 (baseball)

Carl Schurz Forkum was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the 11th head football coach for the West Virginia University Mountaineers located in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for two seasons, from 1905 until 1906.[3] His coaching record at West Virginia was 13 wins, 6 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 15th at West Virginia in total wins and seventh at West Virginia in winning percentage (.684).[4]

Forkum died in 1934 of "complications of diseases" after a month in a hospital.[5] At the time of his death he worked for a steel company and served on the local school board.[6] He was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Pennsylvania.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ College Football Reference West Virginia Football Records
  4. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers football coaching records
  5. ^ "Deaths of the Day", New Castle News, Monday, March 19, 1934, New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  6. ^ "Donora Mill Official Called by Death", Monessen Daily Independent, The, Monday, March 19, 1934, Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  7. ^ [3]

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