Robert P. Wilson

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Robert P. Wilson
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1895–1896 Wesleyan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898–1902 Wesleyan
1903 NYU
Head coaching record
Overall 27–26–2

Robert P. "Bert" Wilson was an American football player and coach. He played football for Wesleyan University and was captain of the school's football team in 1896.[1] After graduating, he served as Wesleyan's first head football coach from 1898 to 1902. In five years as Wesleyan's coach, Wilson compiled a record of 25–21–2.[2] In his first two years as the coach, Wesleyan compiled records of 7–3 and 7–2. In the 17 years before Wilson took over as the coach, Wesleyan's football team had never won seven games in a single season.[3] In 1903, Wilson became the head football coach at New York University (NYU).[4] He served the sixth head football coach at NYU and held that position for one season, in 1903, leading the NYU Violets to a record of 2–5.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wesleyan Cardinals (Independent) (1898–1902)
1898 Wesleyan 7–3
1899 Wesleyan 7–2
1900 Wesleyan 5–4
1901 Wesleyan 3–6–1
1902 Wesleyan 3–6–1
Wesleyan: 25–21–2
NYU Violets (Independent) (1903)
1903 NYU 2–5
NYU: 2–5
Total: 27–26–2


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