Tom Harp

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Tom Harp
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1927
Playing career
1945
1949–1950
Miami (OH)
Muskingum
Position(s) Quarterback, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1953
1954–1955
1956–1960
1961–1965
1966–1970
1973–1977
Carrollton HS (OH)
Massillon Washington HS (OH)
Army (backfield)
Cornell
Duke
Indiana State
Head coaching record
Overall 61–82–4 (college)
38–8–1 (high school)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Thomas Harp (born c. 1927) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Cornell University (1961–1965), Duke University (1967–1970), and Indiana State University (1973–1977), compiling a career college football record of 61–82–4.

Playing career[edit]

Harp played football as a fullback at Miami University in 1945 and then as a quarterback at Muskingum University in 1949 and 1950, where he was a member of back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference championship squads.

Coaching career[edit]

Harp began his coaching career in 1951 at Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Ohio, where he compiled a record of 20–6–1 over three seasons. He then moved on to Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, tallying a mark of 18–2 over two seasons and winning the Ohio State title in 1954. From 1956 to 1960, Harp coached the backfield at the United States Military Academy under head coaches Earl Blaik and Dale Hall.[1]

From 1961 to 1965, Harp coached at Cornell, where he compiled a 19–23–3 record. From 1966 to 1970, he coached at Duke, where he compiled a 22–28–1 record. From 1973 to 1977, he coached at Indiana State, where he compiled a 20–31 record.

Family[edit]

Harp is the stepfather of former Indiana University Miami Dolphins Head Coach, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, University of Michigan and presently Louisiana State University Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (1961–1965)
1961 Cornell 3–6 2–5 6th
1962 Cornell 4–5 4–3 T–3rd
1963 Cornell 5–4 4–3 T–4th
1964 Cornell 3–5–1 3–4 T–5th
1965 Cornell 4–3–2 3–3–1 4th
Cornell: 19–23–3 16–18–1
Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1966–1970)
1966 Duke 5–5 2–3 5th
1967 Duke 4–6 2–4 6th
1968 Duke 4–6 3–4 5th
1969 Duke 3–6–1 3–3–1 T–3rd
1970 Duke 6–5 5–2 T–2nd
Duke: 22–28–1 15–16–1
Indiana State Sycamores (Independent) (1973–1977)
1973 Indiana State 4–7
1974 Indiana State 5–5
1975 Indiana State 5–5
1976 Indiana State 3–7
1977 Indiana State 3–7
Indiana State: 20–31
Total: 61–82–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (January 17, 1966). "Blue Devils Select Tom Harp As Coach". Spartanburg Herald. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 

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