J. Merrill Blanchard

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J. Merrill Blanchard
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1881-04-26)April 26, 1881
Winterport, Maine
Died April 3, 1914(1914-04-03) (aged 32)[1]
Williamsburg, Virginia
Alma mater Bowdoin College (1903)[2]
Playing career
Football
c. 1902

Bowdoin
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1904–1905
1906–1907
1908–1909
1910

Basketball
1905–1906
1906–1908

Baseball
1905–1906

William & Mary
Washington University
Whitman
William & Mary


William & Mary
Washington University


William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall 6–14–2 (football)
14–7 (basketball)
Statistics

Jesse Merrill Blanchard (April 26, 1881 – April 3, 1914) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1904–1905, 1910), Washington University in St. Louis (1906–1907), and Whitman College (1908–1909).

Playing career[edit]

Blanchard played college football as a quarterback at Bowdoin College.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Blanchard was the first head coach of the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team, in 1905–06.[4] In the inaugural season of William & Mary's basketball program, Blanchard led the team to a 4–1 record.[4] It was his first and last season with the Tribe despite the success. Blanchard also coached the William & Mary football team from 1904 to 1905 and again in 1910, compiling a record of 6–14–2.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
William & Mary Orange and White (Independent) (1904–1905)
1904 William & Mary 3–3
1905 William & Mary 2–4–1
Washington University Bears (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1906–Independent)
1906 Washington University 2–1
Washington University Bears (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907)
1907 Washington University 1–5 0–1 5th
Washington University: 3–6 0–1
Whitman Fighting Missionaries (?) (1908–1909)
1908 Whitman  ?–?
1909 Whitman  ?–?
Whitman:  ?–?
William & Mary Orange and White (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1910)
1910 William & Mary 1–7–1 1–1 T–7th
William & Mary: 6–14–2 1–1
Total:

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1905–1906)
1905–06 William & Mary 4–1
William & Mary: 4–1
Total: 4–1

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