Ferdinand Holtkamp

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Ferdinand Holtkamp
Holtkamp pictured in Reveille 1922, Mississippi State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born c. 1889
Died 1944 (aged 55)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Alma mater Ohio State University
Playing career
1916–1919 Ohio State
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1921 Mississippi A&M
1922–1925 Western Reserve
1922–1925 Western Reserve
Head coaching record
Overall 25–26–3 (football)
21–25 (basketball)

Ferdinand G. "Fritz" Holtkamp (c. 1889 – 1944) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi—now known as Mississippi State University—from 1920 to 1921 and at Western Reserve University—now a part of Case Western Reserve University—from 1922 to 1925, compiling a career college football coaching record of 25–26–3. During his two-season tenure at Mississippi A&M, Holtkamp compiled an record of nine wins, seven losses, and one tie (9–7–1).[1][2] Holtkamp was also the head basketball coach at Western Reserve from 1922 to 1925. He played college football at Ohio State University as a center from 1916 to 1919. Holtkamp died in 1944 at the age of 55 at Pearl Harbor following a long illness. He had been employed at the naval base as a civilian in construction.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920–1921)
1920 Mississippi A&M 5–3 4–2
1921 Mississippi A&M 4–4–1 2–3–1
Mississippi A&M: 9–7–1 6–5–1
Western Reserve Pioneers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1922–1925)
1922 Western Reserve 3–7 3–6 T–11th
1923 Western Reserve 5–4 5–4 7th
1924 Western Reserve 5–2–2 3–2–2 T–7th
1925 Western Reserve 3–6 2–5 17th
Western Reserve: 16–19–2 13–17–2
Total: 25–26–3


  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Fred Holtkamp Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Galbraith, Joe; Nemeth, Mike, eds. (2006). 2006 Mississippi State Football Media Guide (PDF). Birmingham, Alabama: EBSCO Media. p. 128. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 11, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "Buck Star of Harley Era Dies in Hawaii". The Logan Daily News. Logan, Ohio. Associated Press. November 9, 1944. p. 5. Retrieved August 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.