Fred Cozens

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Fred Cozens
Fred Cozens.jpg
Cozens at UCLA in 1920
Sport(s) Basketball, football, boxing
Biographical details
Born November 19, 1890
Portland, Oregon
Died January 2, 1954(1954-01-02) (aged 63)
Berkeley, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1919–1921

Football
1919

UCLA


UCLA
Head coaching record
Overall 20–4 (basketball)
2–6 (football)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Frederick Warren Cozens (November 17, 1890 – January 2, 1954) was an American college basketball, football, and boxing coach. He was the first head coach of both basketball and football at UCLA and served as the school's athletic director from 1919 to 1942.

Cozens was born in Portland, Oregon in 1890.[1] His father, Frederick Cozens (born 1849), was emigrated from England in 1870 and became a salesman at a hardware store in Portland. His mother Carrie E. (Beharrell) Cozens was born in Indiana in 1858. Cozens had an older sister, Ella M. Cozens, born in 1884.[2][3] He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California in 1915 and 1918, respectively, and a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in 1928.[4]

Cozens was employed by the University of California for nearly 40 years.[5] He began as a teaching fellow and physical education instructor at Berkeley from 1915 to 1919. In June 1917, he was employed as an instructor of physical education at the University of California at Berkeley, California.[1]

In 1919, Cozens moved to UCLA where he served as the Director of Physical Education and Athletics and professor of physical education from 1919 to 1942.[5] He became the first head coach of the UCLA basketball and football teams in 1919. Cozens remained UCLA's basketball coach through 1921 and guided them to a 20–4 record. His UCLA football teams compiled a 2–6 record. UCLA did not participate in an athletic conference until 1920, so the 1919 football team played a schedule full of local high schools and other assorted teams. Cozens also served as the dean of UCLA's college of Applied Arts from 1939 to 1942.[4]

At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Cozens was living in Los Angeles with his wife Helen J. Cozens and one-and-a-half year old son, Federick K. Cozens. Cozens' occupation was recorded as a professor at a university.[6] At the time of the 1930 United States Census, Cozens was still living in Los Angeles with his wife, Helen. The couple had two sons, Frederick K. and James B. Cozens. Cozens' occupation was again listed as a professor at a university.[7]

Cozens returned to Berkeley in 1942 and served as a professor and director of physical education from 1942 to 1954.[5] Cozens died in 1954 in Berkeley.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Overall
1919 Season
October 3, 1919 Manual Arts High School Los Angeles, CA L 0-74
0-1
October 10, 1919 Hollywood High School Los Angeles, CA L 6-19
0-2
October 17, 1919 Bakersfield High School Bakersfield, CA L 12-27
0-3
October 24, 1919 Occidental Freshmen Los Angeles, CA W 7-2
1-3
October 30, 1919 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA W 7-0
2-3
November 7, 1919 USS Idaho Los Angeles, CA L 0-20
2-4
November 14, 1919 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA L 7-21
2-5
November 21, 1919 Occidental Freshmen Los Angeles, CA L 13-30
2-6

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UCLA (Independent) (1919–1920)
1919-20 UCLA 12-2
UCLA (SCIAC) (1920–1921)
1920-21 UCLA 9-2 9-0 1
UCLA: 21-4 9-0
Total: 21-4

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Draft Registration Card completed by Frederick Warren Cozens, June 1917. Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration Location: Alameda County, California; Roll: 1530663; Draft Board: 2.
  2. ^ Census entry for Frederick Cozens and family. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Portland Ward 8, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: T623_1350; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 69.
  3. ^ Census entry for Frederick Cozens and family. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Portland Ward 8, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: T624_1287; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0207; Image: 312; FHL Number: 1375300.
  4. ^ a b "Cozens Given Campus Post". Berkeley Daily Gazette. November 19, 1942. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Frederick Warren Cozens, Physical Education: Berkeley and Los Angeles". University of California. 
  6. ^ Census entry for Frederick W. Cozens. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_106; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 250.
  7. ^ Census entry for Frederick W. Cozens. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 147; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 390; Image: 604.0.