Carl Forkum

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Carl Forkum
Forkum pictured in La Vie 1905, Penn State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1882-11-21)November 21, 1882
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Died March 19, 1934(1934-03-19) (aged 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State (1905)[1]
Washington & Jefferson[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905–1906 West Virginia
1906–1908 West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 13–6 (football)
59–27–1 (baseball)

Carl Schurz Forkum (November 21, 1882 – March 19, 1934) was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the 11th head football coach for the West Virginia University Mountaineers located in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for two seasons, from 1905 to 1906.[3] His coaching record at West Virginia was 13–6.[4]

Forkum died in 1934 of "complications of diseases" after a month in a hospital.[5] At the time of his death he worked for a steel company and served on the local school board.[6] He was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Pennsylvania.[7]


  1. ^ Walsh, C.; Whittle, G.; Intercollegiate Football, Inc. (Saint Paul, Minn.). (1934). Intercollegiate football: a complete pictorial and statistical review from 1869 to 1934. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., for Intercollegiate Football, Inc. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  2. ^ "The Pittsburgh Press - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  3. ^ College Football Reference West Virginia Football Records
  4. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers football coaching records
  5. ^ "Deaths of the Day", New Castle News, Monday, March 19, 1934, New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  6. ^ "Donora Mill Official Called by Death", Monessen Daily Independent, The, Monday, March 19, 1934, Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  7. ^ "Carl Schurz Forkum (1882 - 1934) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2015-09-15. 

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