E. V. Long

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E.V. Long
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1885-07-11)July 11, 1885
Maroa, Illinois
Died January 28, 1941(1941-01-28) (aged 55)
Wichita, Kansas
Playing career
c. 1910? Harvard[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1910 Richmond
1912–1913 Fairmount
1912–1913 Fairmount
1913 Fairmount
Head coaching record
Overall 7–17–1 (football)
1–11 (basketball)

Earl Van Meter Long[2] (July 11, 1885 – January 28, 1941)[3][4] was a college football coach. His career record was 7–17–1.

Early life and family[edit]

Long was born on July 11, 1885, in Maroa, Illinois, to Silaws and Mary Jane Long. He married Jessie Lois Brown, of Canton, Illinois, on July 10, 1911.[5]

Coaching career[edit]


Long was the 17th head football coach at the University of Richmond and he held that position for the 1910 season. His coaching record at Richmond was 2–5–1.[6]

Wichita State[edit]

After leaving Richmond, Long was named the eighth head football coach at Fairmount College—now known as Wichita State University—and he held that position for two seasons, from 1912 until 1913. His coaching record at Fairmount was 6–11.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Richmond Spiders (Independent) (1910)
1910 Richmond 1–6–1
Richmond: 1–6–1
Fairmount Wheatshockers (Independent) (1912–1913)
1912 Fairmount 4–5
1913 Fairmount 2–6
Richmond: 6–11
Total: 7–17–1