Francis M. Cayou
Cayou at Wabash, c. 1907
March 7, 1878|
Nebraska, United States
|Died||May 7, 1948
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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.
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). 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.
Head coaching record
|Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1904–1907)|
|Washington University Bears (MVIAA) (1908–1912)|
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