Al Garten

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Al Garten
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1905-06-20)June 20, 1905
Kansas, U.S.
Died July 3, 1981(1981-07-03) (aged 76)
Watsonville, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1937 Eastern New Mexico
1939–1953 Eastern New Mexico
Head coaching record
Overall 66–62–4

Alvin Davis Garten[1] (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.[2]

The school did not field a football team from 1942 through 1944 because of World War II.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2007-12-11.