Albert Kawal

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Albert Kawal
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1912-07-04)July 4, 1912
Died January 1, 1990(1990-01-01) (aged 77)
Playing career
1932–1934 Northwestern
1933–1935 Northwestern
Position(s) Guard (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1940 Boston University (assistant)
1941–1943 Michigan State (line)
1946 Michigan State (line)
1947–1948 Drake
1949–1954 Temple
1955–1958 Southern Illinois
1960–1961 Tulane (line)
1962 Lafayette (assistant)
1963–1964 Tulsa (assistant)
1964 Tulsa
Head coaching record
Overall 52–53–6 (football)
10–12 (baseball)

Albert P. "Al" Kawal (July 4, 1912 – January 1, 1990) was an American football and basketball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Drake University (1947–1948), Temple University (1949–1954), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1960–1961), compiling a career college football record of 52–53–6. Kawal was also the head baseball coach at the University of Tulsa in 1964, tallying a mark of 10–12. He played football and basketball at Northwestern University

Coaching career[edit]


Kawal got his first head coaching job as the 16th head coach for the Drake University Dragons located in Des Moines, Iowa and he held that position for two seasons, from 1947 until 1948. His overall coaching record at Drake was 8 wins, 10 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 14th at Drake in terms of total wins and 17th at Drake in terms of winning percentage. [1]


Prior to coaching at SIU, he was the 15th head coach for the Temple University Owls located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he held that position for six seasons, from 1949 until 1954. His overall coaching record at Temple was 24 wins, 28 losses, and 3 ties. This ranks him sixth at Temple in terms of total wins and 11th at Temple in terms of winning percentage.[2]

Southern Illinois[edit]

Kawal was named the eighth head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale, Illinois for four seasons, from 1955 until 1958. His overall coaching record at SIU was 20 wins, 15 losses, and 2 ties. This ranks him seventh at SIU in terms of total wins and fourth at SIU in terms of winning percentage.[3]


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