Garrett Cochran

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Garrett Cochran
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1876-08-26)August 26, 1876
Driftwood, Pennsylvania
Died July 8, 1918(1918-07-08) (aged 41)
At sea
Playing career
1894–1897 Princeton
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898–1899
1900
1902
California
Navy
Princeton
Head coaching record
Overall 29–5–3
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)

Garrett Cochran (August 26, 1876 – July 8, 1918) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Princeton University from 1894 to 1897 at the end position, and was twice named to the College Football All-America Team. Cochran served as the head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley (1898–1899), the United States Naval Academy (1900) and Princeton University (1902), compiling a career head coaching record of 29–5–3.[1]

During World War I, Cochran enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in France as a lieutenant in the field artillery. He developed pneumonia and died on a ship returning to the United States in April, 1918.[2][3]

In 1971, Cochran was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
California Golden Bears (Independent) (1898–1899)
1898 California 8–0–2
1899 California 7–1–1
California: 15–1–3
Navy Midshipmen (Independent) (1900)
1900 Navy 6–3
Navy: 6–3
Princeton Tigers (Independent) (1902)
1902 Princeton 8–1
Princeton: 8–1
Total: 29–5–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #7 Garrett Cochran". California Golden Blogs. Vox Media. May 17, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gary Cochran". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Garrett Cochran Has Crossed Goal". The Evening Day, New London, Conn. July 25, 1918. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "Football Hall Names 14 Old-Times". The Gadsen Times. March 21, 1971. p. 25. 

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