Albert Hansen

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Albert Hansen
Biographical details
Born(1871-12-13)December 13, 1871
Dodge County, Nebraska
Died1943 (aged 71–72)
Harlan, Iowa
Playing career
1899Kansas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899Kansas State
Head coaching record

Albert Hansen (December 13, 1871 – 1943) was an American football player, coach, and politician.[1][2] He served as the fourth head football coach at Kansas State Agricultural College, now Kansas State University, holding the position for one season in 1899 and compiling a record of 2–3. Hansen was later elected to the Iowa House of Representatives.

Early life and football career[edit]

Hansen was born in Dodge County, Nebraska, in 1871. In 1899, he graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he also lettered for three seasons playing left guard on the football team.[3] After graduation, Hansen was hired as the fourth head football coach at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He held that position for the 1899 season, posting a record of 2–3. Hansen also played with the Kansas State team in most of its games.[3]

Political and business career[edit]

Hansen left coaching after one season and moved to Harlan, Iowa, where he purchased the Harlan American newspaper.[2] In 1912, Hansen was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives to represent Shelby County, Iowa. He served in the House from 1913 to 1915.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas State Aggies (Independent) (1899)
1899 Kansas State 2–3
Kansas State: 2–3
Total: 2–3


  1. ^ "Iowa Legislature: Hansen biography". Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Industrialist student newspaper, January 30, 1900
  3. ^ a b Willard, Julius (1940). History of Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. pp. 503–04.[permanent dead link]