Francis M. Cayou

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Francis M. Cayou
Francis M. Cayou, ca. 1908.png
Cayou at Wabash, c. 1907
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1878-03-07)March 7, 1878
Nebraska, United States
Died May 7, 1948(1948-05-07) (aged 70)[1]
United States
Playing career
Football
c. 1900 Carlisle
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1904–1907 Wabash
1908–1912 Washington University
Basketball
1908–1910 Washington University
1911–1913 Washington University
Head coaching record
Overall 25–23 (basketball)

Francis Molly "Frank" Cayou (March 7, 1878 – May 7, 1948) an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Wabash College from 1904 to 1907 and at Washington University in St. Louis from 1908 to 1912, compiling a career college football coaching record of 38–31–4. He also coached basketball at Washington University from 1908 to 1910 and again from 1911 to 1913, tallying a mark of 25–23. Cayou was a member of the Omaha tribe and attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. He played football there as a quarterback for the Carlisle Indians.

Coaching career[edit]

Cayou was the 16th head football coach at Wabash College, serving from 1904 to 1907. His record at Wabash was 20–13–1. This ranks him ninth at Wabash in total wins and 11th at Wabash in winning percentage (.603).[2] In 1905, Cayou led Wabash to one of its most impressive upsets when it defeated Notre Dame, 5–0, at South Bend. It proved to be the Fighting Irish's only home-field loss in 125 games between 1899 and 1928.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1904–1907)
1904 Wabash 4–4
1905 Wabash 6–6
1906 Wabash 5–1
1907 Wabash 5–2
Wabash: 20–13–1
Washington University Bears (MVIAA) (1908–1912)
1908 Washington University 4–4–1 0–2 6th
1909 Washington University 3–4 0–2 7th
1910 Washington University 3–4 0–2 6th
1911 Washington University 4–2–2 0–0–2 T–3rd
1912 Washington University 4–4 0–2 6th
Washington University: 18–18–3 0–8–2
Total: 38–31–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Wabash College coaching records Archived November 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Notre Dame Game-by-Game Results, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Sideline Chatter (PDF), College Football Historical Society Newsletter, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 1, November 2006.

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