Alpha Brummage

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Alpha Brummage
Alpha Brummage.jpg
Brummage pictured in The Bomb 1913, VMI yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1880-03-16)March 16, 1880
Died March 11, 1963(1963-03-11) (aged 82)
Playing career
Football
1901–1903

Kansas
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1904–1907
1908–1909
1911–1912
1913–1914

Basketball
1908–1910
1911–1913
1913–1915

Baseball
1914–1915

Ottawa (KS)
William Jewell
VMI
Kentucky


William Jewell
VMI
Kentucky


Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall 49–27–1 (football)
49–26 (basketball)
16–13–1 (baseball)
Statistics

Alpha Brummage (March 16, 1880 – March 11, 1963) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball.

Coaching career[edit]

Ottawa[edit]

Brummage was the second head football at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas and he held that position for four seasons, from 1904 until 1907. His coaching record at Ottawa was 14 wins, 16 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him 11th at Ottawa in total wins and 12th at Ottawa in winning percentage (.500).[1]

Brummage took over the team after a one-year hiatus because the school was attempting to purge professionalism from their college sports teams.

VMI[edit]

After completing his tenure at Ottawa, Brummage moved to Lexington, Virginia to become the tenth head football coach at the Virginia Military Institute. He held that position for two seasons, from 1911 until 1912. His career coaching record at VMI was 13 wins, 2 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him eighth at VMI in total wins and first at VMI in winning percentage.[2]

Kentucky[edit]

Brummage then went to Kentucky where he was football coach from 1913 to 1914, compiling an 11–5 record, and basketball coach from 1913 to 1915, compiling a 19–7 record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ottawa Braves (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1904–1907)
1904 Ottawa 3–5
1905 Ottawa 2–6–1
1906 Ottawa 5–2
1907 Ottawa 4–3
Ottawa: 14–16–1
William Jewell Cardinals () (1908–1909)
1908 William Jewell 4–2
1909 William Jewell 7–2
William Jewell: 11–4
VMI Keydets (Independent) (1911–1912)
1911 VMI 7–1
1912 VMI 6–1
VMI: 13–2
Kentucky Wildcats (Independent) (1913–1914)
1913 Kentucky 6–2
1914 Kentucky 5–3
Kentucky: 11–5
Total: 49–27–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

[3]

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
William Jewell Cardinals () (1908–1910)
1908–09 William Jewell 6–7
1909–10 William Jewell 10–3
William Jewell: 16–10
VMI Keydets (Independent) (1911–1913)
1911–12 VMI 6–5
1912–13 VMI 8–4
VMI: 14–9
Kentucky Wildcats (Independent) (1913–1915)
1913–14 Kentucky 12–2
1914–15 Kentucky 7–5
Kentucky: 19–7
Total: 49–26

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[4][5]

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