George Clark (American football coach)

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George "Potsy" Clark
George "Potsy" Clark.jpg
Clark from 1946 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1894-03-20)March 20, 1894
Carthage, Illinois
Died November 8, 1972(1972-11-08) (aged 78)
La Jolla, California
Playing career
Football
1914–1915

Baseball
1915–1916

Illinois


Illinois
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919
1920
1921–1925
1926
1927–1929
1931–1936
1937–1938
1940
1945, 1948

Baseball
1920
1921
1922–1925
1927
1928

Illinois (assistant)
Michigan Agricultural
Kansas
Minnesota (associate HC)
Butler
Port. Spartans/Det. Lions
Brooklyn Dodgers
Detroit Lions
Nebraska


Illinois
Michigan Agricultural
Kansas
Minnesota
Butler
Head coaching record
Overall 40–45–7 (college football)
64–42–12 (NFL)
71–55–3 (college baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

George M. "Potsy" Clark (March 20, 1894 – November 8, 1972) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University, (1920), the University of Kansas (1921–1925), Butler University (1927–1929), and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1945, 1948), compiling a career college football record of 40–45–7. Clark was also the head coach of the National Football League's Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions (1931–1936, 1940) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937–1938), amassing a career NFL mark of 64–42–12. Clark's 1935 Detroit Lions team won the NFL Championship. From 1945 to 1953, Clark served as the athletic director at Nebraska.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Michigan Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1920)
1920 Michigan Agricultural 4–6
Michigan Agricultural: 4–6
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1921–1925)
1921 Kansas 4–3 3–3 5th
1922 Kansas 3–4–1 1–3–1 6th
1923 Kansas 5–0–3 3–0–3 2nd
1924 Kansas 2–5–1 2–4–1 7th
1925 Kansas 2–5–1 2–5–1 8th
Kansas: 16–17–6 11–15–6
Butler Bulldogs (Independent) (1927–1929)
1927 Butler 4–3–1
1928 Butler 6–2
1929 Butler 4–4
Butler: 14–9–1
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1945)
1945 Nebraska 4–5 2–3 4th
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Seven Conference) (1948)
1948 Nebraska 2–8 2–4 T–5th
Nebraska: 6–13 4–7
Total: 40–45–7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (November 10, 1972). "POTSY CLARK DEAD, LIONS' FIRST COACH". The New York Times. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

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