Clyde Biggers

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Clyde Biggers
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1925-03-06)March 6, 1925
Concord, North Carolina
Died December 23, 1976(1976-12-23) (aged 51)
Richmond, Virginia
Playing career
Football
c. 1947

Baseball
c. 1948

Catawba


Catawba
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
c. 1950
1952
1953–1958
1959–1964
1965–1971

Fayetteville HS (NC)
East Carolina (line)
Catawba
South Carolina (assistant)
Eastern Illinois
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1971–1974
1974–1976
Nebraska–Omaha
Richmond
Head coaching record
Overall 45–70–6
Statistics

Clyde W. Biggers (March 6, 1925 – December 23, 1976) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Catawba College from 1953 to 1958 and at Eastern Illinois University from 1965 to 1971, compiling a career college football record of 45–70–6. Biggers was then the athletic director at University of Nebraska Omaha from 1971 to 1974 and at the University of Richmond from 1974 until his death in 1976.

Biggers played football and baseball at Catawba College, from which he graduated in 1948. He coached football at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina before serving as the line coach for the football team at East Carolina College—now East Carolina University—in 1952.[1] Between his tenures as head coach at Catawba and Eastern Illinois, Biggers was an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina. He died of a heart attack at his home in Richmond, Virginia on December 23, 1976.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Catawba Indians (North State Conference) (1953–1958)
1953 Catawba 4–5–1
1954 Catawba 3–8
1955 Catawba 6–4
1956 Catawba 5–4–1
1957 Catawba 4–3 3–2
1958 Catawba 5–3–2 2–3–1
Catawba: 27–27–4
Eastern Illinois Panthers (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1965–1968)
1965 Eastern Illinois 3–5 1–3
1966 Eastern Illinois 1–6–1 1–1–1
1967 Eastern Illinois 2–6–1 1–2
1968 Eastern Illinois 4–5 1–2
Eastern Illinois Panthers (NCAA College Division independent) (1969–1971)
1969 Eastern Illinois 2–7
1970 Eastern Illinois 2–8
1971 Eastern Illinois 4–6
Eastern Illinois: 18–43–2 4–8–1
Total: 45–70–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (March 16, 1953). "Biggers Is Named Head Coach for Catawba College". The Dispatch (Lexington, North Carolina). Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Clyde Biggers Dies Suddenly". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. December 23, 1976. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 

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