Dutch Bergman

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Dutch Bergman
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Biographical details
Born(1895-02-23)February 23, 1895
Peru, Indiana
DiedAugust 18, 1972(1972-08-18) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
1915–1916, 1919Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1922New Mexico A&M
1924–1926Dayton (assistant)
1927–1929Minnesota (assistant)
1930–1940Catholic University
1943Washington Redskins
1920–1922New Mexico A&M
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1921–1923New Mexico A&M
Head coaching record
Overall74–36–5 (college football)
6–3–1 (NFL)
12–5 (college basketball)
27–34–1 (college baseball)

Arthur J. "Dutch" Bergman (February 23, 1895 – August 18, 1972) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now New Mexico State University, from 1920 to 1922[1] and at The Catholic University of America from 1930 to 1940, compiling a career college football record of 74–36–5. Bergman was the head coach of the National Football League's Washington Redskins for one season in 1943, tallying a mark of 6–3–1.

During his tenure, the Cardinals went 59–31–4, including a victory in the 1936 Orange Bowl and a tie in the 1940 Sun Bowl. Bergman left the University when the sport was discontinued in 1941 because of World War II, later coaching the Washington Redskins to the 1943 NFL Championship Game, which they lost to the Chicago Bears.

Bergman is still the winningest varsity football coach in Catholic history and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1982.


  1. ^ McManes, Chris (December 14, 2012). "Former coach Dutch Bergman distinguished himself in all walks of life". Catholic University Athletics. Retrieved February 15, 2014.

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