Alvin H. Culver

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Alvin H. Culver
Alvin H. Culver.jpg
Culver from The Ninety-Six Syllabus
Born: (1873-03-09)March 9, 1873
Chicago, Illinois
Died: July 17, 1955(1955-07-17) (aged 82)
Cook County, Illinois
Career information
College Northwestern
Career history
As coach
1895–1896 Northwestern
As player
1892–1893 Northwestern
1894 Chicago Athletic Association

Alvin H. Culver (March 9, 1873 – July 17, 1955)[1][2] was an American football player and coach. He served as the third head football coach at Northwestern University, coaching two seasons from 1895 to 1896 and compiling a record of 12–6–2. This ranks him 13th at Northwestern in total wins and third at Northwestern in winning percentage.[3] From 1892 to 1893, he also played college football, while attending the school. In 1894, he played for the Chicago Athletic Association alongside future Northwestern coach, Jesse Van Doozer, who had briefly dropped out of college to play one season with the team.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Purple (Independent) (1895)
1895 Northwestern 6–5
Northwestern Purple (Western Conference) (1896)
1896 Northwestern 6–1–2 2–1–1 3rd
Northwestern: 12–6–2 2–1–1
Total: 12–6–2