Bernie Crimmins

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Bernie Crimmins
Biographical details
Born(1919-04-19)April 19, 1919
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedMarch 19, 1993(1993-03-19) (aged 73)
Playing career
1939–1941Notre Dame
1945Green Bay Packers
Position(s)Guard, halfback, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1951Notre Dame (assistant)
1957–1958Notre Dame (assistant)
1959–1964Purdue (assistant)
Head coaching record

Bernard Anthony Crimmins (April 19, 1919 – March 19, 1993) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was second team All-America at guard on the 1941 United Press and International News Service All-American teams.[1] Crimmins played professionally in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers for one season in 1945.[2][3] From 1952 to 1956, Crimmins served as the head football coach at Indiana University Bloomington, compiling a record of 13–32. He was also an assistant football coach at Notre Dame from 1946 to 1951 and from 1957 to 1958, and an assistant football coach at Purdue University from 1959 through 1964.[4]

During World War II, Crimmins served in the United States Navy. On March 29, 1943, Crimmins was assigned to Squadron 21 and told to report to Commander Motor Torpedo Squadron Twenty-One, Navy Yard, New York for outfitting. He then served as a PT boat commander in the Pacific where he was awarded a Silver Star.[5] At the time of the award he was a Lieutenant (junior grade). Crimmins also was awarded a Presidential Citation and three battle stars.[6]

Crimmins was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame on August 1, 1975.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (1952–1956)
1952 Indiana 2–7 1–5 9th
1953 Indiana 2–7 1–5 9th
1954 Indiana 3–6 2–4 7th
1955 Indiana 3–6 1–5 9th
1956 Indiana 3–6 1–5 10th
Indiana: 13–32 6–24
Total: 13–32


  1. ^ 1941 College Football All-America Teams
  2. ^ "Bernie Crimmins Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  3. ^ " - Bernie Crimmins". Retrieved January 2, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Indiana State Hall of Fame – Coaching positions". Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  5. ^ " - Silver Star". Retrieved December 31, 2009.
  6. ^ "Indiana State Hall of Fame – Military Record". Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Indiana State Hall of Fame – Military Record". Retrieved February 18, 2013.

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