E. Walter Sikes

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E. Walter Sikes
Sikes pictured in Howler 1903, Wake Forest yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1868-05-19)May 19, 1868
Union County, North Carolina
Died January 8, 1941(1941-01-08) (aged 72)
Clemson, South Carolina
Playing career
1889–1892 Wake Forest
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1891–1893 Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 6–2–1

Enoch Walter Sikes (May 19, 1868 – January 8, 1941) was an American football player and coach, professor, state senator, and college president. He served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University from 1891 to 1893, compiling a record of 6–2–1. Sikes taught history and political economics at Wake Forest from 1897 to 1916. He served one term in the North Carolina Senate, representing Wake County in 1911. Sikes was the president of Coker College from 1916 to 1925 and the president of Clemson University from 1925 until his retirement in 1940. He died of a heart attack on January 8, 1941 in Clemson, South Carolina.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1891–1893)
1891 Wake Forest 1–0
1892 Wake Forest 4–0–1
1893 Wake Forest 1–2
Wake Forest: 6–2–1
Total: 6–2–1