Walter McCornack

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Walter McCornack
Walter E. McCornack.jpg
McCornack from the 1904 Syllabus
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1875-01-22)January 22, 1875
Chicago, Illinois
Died June 30, 1939(1939-06-30) (aged 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Playing career
1893, 1895–1896 Dartmouth
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901–1902
1903–1905
Dartmouth
Northwestern
Head coaching record
Overall 41–8–5
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Big Ten (1903)

Walter Edwin McCornack (January 22, 1875 – June 30, 1939) was an American football player, coach, and lawyer. He served as the head football coach at Dartmouth College from 1901 to 1902 and at Northwestern University from 1903 to 1905, compiling a career college football record of 41–8–5. McCornack's record at Northwestern was 26–5–4. His winning percentage of .800 is the highest in Northwestern Wildcats football program history.

McCornack was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 22, 1875. He attended Chicago's Englewood High School before entering Dartmouth with the class of 1897. At Dartmouth, McCornack played football and baseball and was the captain of the football team in 1895 and 1896. McCornack graduated from Dartmouth in 1897 an earned an LLB from Northwestern in 1899. He worked as a lawyer for the Interstate Commerce Commission. McCornack died at his home in Chicago on June 30, 1939.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dartmouth Big Green (Independent) (1901–1902)
1901 Dartmouth 9–1
1902 Dartmouth 6–2–1
Dartmouth: 15–3–1
Northwestern Purple (Big Ten Conference) (1903–1905)
1903 Northwestern 10–1–3 1–0–2 T–1st
1904 Northwestern 8–2 1–2 T–5th
1905 Northwestern 8–2–1 0–2 T–7th
Northwestern: 26–5–4 2–4–2
Total: 41–8–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 394. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "WALTER E. M'CORNACK, LAWYER, EX-ATHLETE; Dartmouth Football Coach in 1901-3 Was Captain Twice". The New York Times. July 1, 1939. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 

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