Thomas Trenchard

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Thomas Trenchard
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Trenchard pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-05-03)May 3, 1874
Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Died October 16, 1943(1943-10-16) (aged 69)
Baldwin, New York[disambiguation needed]
Playing career
1893
1895
1896
1897–1898
1898
Princeton
Latrobe Athletic Association
Allegheny Athletic Association
Latrobe Athletic Association
Western Pa. All-Star Team
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895
1896
1897
1899
1901
1913–1915
North Carolina
West Virginia
Western U. of Pennsylvania
Washington and Lee
Washington and Lee
North Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 34–28–6
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SIAA (1895)
Awards
All-American, 1893

Thomas Gawthrop "Doggie" Trenchard (May 3, 1874 – October 16, 1943)[1][2][3] was an All-American football player at Princeton University in 1893 and a college football head coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University. Trenchard earned the nickname "Doggie" because of his shaggy haired appearance.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Trenchard was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.[4] Prior to his coaching career, Trenchard was a professional football player from 1895 until 1898 for the Latrobe Athletic Association and the Allegheny Athletic Association. He also played for the 1898 Western Pennsylvania All-Star football team, formed by Latrobe manager Dave Berry.[5][6][7]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1895, and from 1913 to 1915, he coached at North Carolina, where he compiled a 26–8–2 record. His best season there came in 1914, when North Carolina went 10–1. In 1897, he coached at Pittsburgh, and compiled a 1–3 record. In 1896, he coached at West Virginia and compiled a 3–7–2 record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1895)
1895 North Carolina 7–1–1 1st
West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1896)
1896 West Virginia 3–7–2
West Virginia: 3–7–2
Western University of Pennsylvania (Independent) (1897)
1897 Western University of Pennsylvania 1–3
Western University of Pennsylvania: 1–3
Washington and Lee Generals (Independent) (1899)
1899 Washington and Lee 1–5–2
Washington and Lee Generals (Independent) (1901)
1901 Washington and Lee 3–4
Washington and Lee: 4–9–2
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1915)
1913 North Carolina 5–4
1914 North Carolina 10–1
1915 North Carolina 4–3–1
North Carolina: 26–9–2
Total: 34–28–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Genealogical Index - North America
  2. ^ "Ex-Princeton Star Dies". The Miami News. October 19, 1943. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "T. TRENCHARD DIES; 1893 GRIDIRON STAR; Princeton's All-America End Led Unbeaten Team—Was With Oil Firm 40 Years". The New York Times. October 19, 1943. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ MARYLAND'S GLORY; She Is Great in Foot-Ball as Well as in Many Other Things, The Baltimore Sun, December 2, 1893.
  5. ^ "The First All-Star Game". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 1 (1): 1–9. 1979. 
  6. ^ Van Atta, Robert (1980). "Latrobe, PA: Cradle of Pro Football". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 2 (Annual): 1–21. 
  7. ^ Last Hurrah in Allegheny. Professional Football Researchers Association. 1980. pp. 1–3. 

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