Alonzo Edwin Branch

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Alonzo Edwin Branch
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-04-30)April 30, 1874[1]
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Died December 15, 1925(1925-12-15) (aged 51)[3]
Flushing, New York
Alma mater Williams College
Harvard University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899 Nebraska
1900 Miami (OH)
Head coaching record
Overall 1–11–1

Alonzo Edwin Branch (April 30, 1874 – December 15, 1925), also known as A. Edwin Branch,[4] was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Nebraska in 1899 and at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1900, compiling a career college football record of 1–11–1.

In 1899, Branch led the Nebraska to an exhibition win against Lincoln High School and one victory over Drake. Nebraska had their first losing season under Branch and after the season, he was replaced by Walter C. Booth. Branch's winning percentage of .167 is the lowest in the history of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program.[5][6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Nebraska Bugeaters (Independent) (1899)
1899 Nebraska 1–7–1
Nebraska: 1–7–1
Miami Redskins (Independent) (1900)
1900 Miami 0–4
Miami: 0–4
Total: 1–11–1


  1. ^ "Person Details for Alonzo Edward Branch, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915" —". Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  2. ^ Williams College; Durfee, C.; Parsons, E.B. (1926). Obituary Record of the Alumni. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  3. ^ Harvard Alumni Directory (Office); Harvard Alumni Association; Harvard University (1948). Harvard Alumni Directory. Harvard Alumni Association. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  4. ^ "A. Edwin Branch - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site". Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  5. ^ "A. Edwin Branch - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site". Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Nebraska Football History". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2007-12-01.