Earl Martineau

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Earl Martineau
Earl Martineau.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1896-08-30)August 30, 1896
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died January 20, 1966(1966-01-20) (aged 69)
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Playing career
1921–1923 Minnesota
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924–1928
1929–1930
1932–1937
1938–1945
Western State Normal/Teachers
Purdue (backfield)
Princeton (backfield)
Michigan (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 26–10–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1922
All-American, 1923

Earl Thomas Martineau (August 30, 1896 – January 20, 1966) was an American football player and coach in the United States. He played halfback at the University of Minnesota and was selected as an All-American in 1922 and 1923 and served as the captain of the 1923 Minnesota team. After graduating from Minnesota, Martineau became a football coach. From 1924 to 1928, he was the head football coach at Western Michigan University, then known as Western State Normal School and Western State Teachers College, compiling a record of 26–10–2 in five seasons. His 1926 team tallied a record of 7–1. Martineau later served as a backfield coach for Purdue. In 1932, Martineau began a long association with Fritz Crisler. He was the backfield coach for Crisler at Princeton University from 1932 to 1937 and an assistant coach under Crisler at the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1945.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Martineau attended West High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1917. He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and served overseas from 1917 to 1919.[1] He died of a heart attack in 1966.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western State Normal Hilltoppers (Independent) (1924–1926)
1924 Western State Normal 5–1–1
1925 Western State Normal 6–2–1
1926 Western State Normal 7–1
Western State Teachers Hilltoppers (Michigan Collegiate Conference) (1927–1928)
1927 Western State Teachers 3–4 0–2
1928 Western State Teachers 5–2 1–1
Western State Normal/Teachers: 26–10–2 1–3
Total: 26–10–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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