Mike Getto

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Mike Getto
Date of birth: (1905-09-18)September 18, 1905
Place of birth: Irwin, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death: August 27, 1960(1960-08-27) (aged 54)
Place of death: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Career information
Position(s): Center, Head Coach
College: Pittsburgh
Organizations
As coach:
1928
1929-1938
1940
1947-1950
1942
Pittsburgh (assistant)
Kansas (assistant)
Kansas
Kansas (assistant)
Brooklyn Dodgers
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1928)
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Michael J. Getto (September 18, 1905 – August 27, 1960) was a professional football coach in the National Football League for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942. That season he coached Brooklyn to a 3–8 record. Prior to his coaching career, Getto played college football while attending the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned All-American honors in 1928. After graduating from Pitt, Getto remained with the school as a football coach for the freshman team. He then worked as an assistant football coach from 1929 to 1939 and again in 1947 to 1950 at the University of Kansas. While at Kansas, Getto inspired his hometown of Jeannette, Pennsylvania to adopt the Jayhawk mascot for their high school athletic teams.

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