Irving Pray

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Irving Pray
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1886-12-25)December 25, 1886
Natick, Massachusetts
Died August 27, 1948(1948-08-27) (aged 61)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Louisiana State
Louisiana State
Louisiana State
Head coaching record
Overall 11–9

Irving Rudolph Pray[1] was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Louisiana State University for part of the 1916 season and for full seasons in 1919 and 1922, compiling a career record of 11–9. Pray was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was born in Natick, Massachusetts[2] and died in Alexandria, Louisiana.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916)
1916 LSU 2–0* 1–0*
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919)
1919 LSU 6–2 2–2
LSU Tigers (Southern Conference) (1922)
1922 LSU 3–7 1–2 T–12th
LSU: 11–9 4–4 *First 5 games of season were coached by E. T. MacDonnell and the last 3 by Dana X. Bible.
Total: 11–9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1915). Register of Former Students with an Account of the Alumni Associations, May 1915. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. p. 399. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Person Details for Irving Rudolph Pray, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915" —". Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Person Details for Irving R Pray, "Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956" —". Retrieved 2015-04-13. 

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