June 20, 1905|
|Died||July 3, 1981
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1936–1937||Eastern New Mexico|
|1939–1953||Eastern New Mexico|
|Head coaching record|
Alvin Davis Garten (June 20, 1905 – July 3, 1981) was the third and fifth head football coach for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and he held that position for fourteen seasons, from 1936 until 1937 and then returning from 1939 until 1953. His overall coaching record at Eastern NMU was 66 wins, 62 losses, and 4 ties. This ranks him second at Eastern NMU in terms of total wins and seventh at Eastern NMU in terms of winning percentage.
The school did not field a football team from 1942 through 1944 because of World War II.
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