Fred Folsom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fred Folsom
Fred Folsom.png
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1873-11-09)November 9, 1873
Old Town, Maine
Died November 11, 1944(1944-11-11) (aged 71)
Hines, Illinois
Playing career
Football
1892–1894

Dartmouth
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1895–1899
1901–1902
1903–1906
1908–1915

Baseball
1898–1899

Colorado
Colorado
Dartmouth
Colorado


Colorado
Head coaching record
Overall 106–28–6 (football)
6–6 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
6 Colorado Football Association (1895–1897, 1901–1902, 1908)
4 Rocky Mountain Athletic (1909–1911, 1913)

Fred Gorham Folsom (November 9, 1873 – November 11, 1944) was an American football player, coach of football and baseball, lawyer, and law professor. He served as the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder (1895–1899, 1901–1902, 1908–1915) and at Dartmouth College from (1903–1906), compiling a career college football record of 106–28–6. Folsom played football at Dartmouth from 1892 to 1894. He was also the head baseball coach at Colorado in 1898 and 1899, tallying a mark of 6–6. Folsom practiced law in Denver and Boulder and taught at the University of Colorado Law School from 1905 to 1943.[1] The football stadium at the University of Colorado, originally named Colorado Stadium, was renamed as Folsom Field in his honor in 1944.

Early life and education[edit]

Folsom was born to Franklin W. Folsom and Lillian A. Hopkins in Old Town, Maine on November 9, 1873. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1895 and earned an LLB from the University of Colorado in 1899.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Colorado Buffaloes (Colorado Football Association) (1895–1899)
1895 Colorado 4–1[n 1] 3–0 1st
1896 Colorado 5–0 2–0 1st
1897 Colorado 7–1 2–0 1st
1898 Colorado 4–4 0–2 3rd
1899 Colorado 7–2 2–2 2nd
Colorado Buffaloes (Colorado Football Association) (1901–1902)
1901 Colorado 5–1–1 2–0 1st
1902 Colorado 5–1 4–0 1st
Dartmouth Big Green (Independent) (1903–1906)
1903 Dartmouth 9–1
1904 Dartmouth 7–0–1
1905 Dartmouth 7–1–2
1906 Dartmouth 6–3–1
Dartmouth: 29–5–4
Colorado Buffaloes (Colorado Football Association) (1908)
1908 Colorado 5–2 3–1 T–1st
Colorado Buffaloes (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1909–1915)
1909 Colorado 6–0 3–0 1st
1910 Colorado 6–0 3–0 1st
1911 Colorado 6–0 4–0 1st
1912 Colorado 6–3 2–2 T–3rd
1913 Colorado 5–1–1 3–0–1 1st
1914 Colorado 5–1 4–1 2nd
1915 Colorado 1–6 0–5 6th
Colorado: 77–23–2 37–13–1
Total: 106–28–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Folsom became Colorado's head coach before the second game of the 1895 season. The team had no head coach in the season opener, a 42–0 victory over Denver Manual High School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sylvest, Allison (August 22, 2006). "Folsom Family Legacy Brings History to Life". Inside CU. University of Colorado Boulder. Retrieved December 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 388. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Coaching Records". 2010 Colorado Football Information Guide & Record Book. University of Colorado Buffaloes. p. 129. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

External links[edit]