Frank Camp

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Frank Camp
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1905-12-23)December 23, 1905
Trenton, Kentucky
Died January 26, 1986(1986-01-26) (aged 80)
Louisville, Kentucky
Playing career
c. 1929 Transylvania
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1968 Louisville
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1969–1975 Louisville (assistant AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 118–95–2 (college)
Bowls 1–0
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 KIAC (1947)

Edward Franklin Camp, Jr. (December 23, 1905 – January 26, 1986) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Louisville from 1946 to 1968, compiling a record of 118–95–2 (.551).[1][2] He is credited as the man who brought back Louisville football following a three-year absence caused by World War II, and has the most wins of any head coach in school history.[1] NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas was among the players Camp coached.[1] In 1947, Louisville had a 7–0–1 season.[3]

Camp was born on December 23, 1905 on Trenton, Kentucky. He graduated from Transylvania University, where he played football as a quarterback, in 1930. He starting his coaching career at the high school level, working in Hodgenville, Glasgow, and Henderson, Kentucky.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Louisville Cardinals (Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1946–1947)
1946 Louisville 6–2
1947 Louisville 7–0–1 T–1st
Louisville Cardinals (Ohio Valley Conference) (1948)
1948 Louisville 5–5 1–1 T–3rd
Louisville Cardinals (NCAA College Division independent) (1949–1950)
1949 Louisville 8–3
1950 Louisville 3–6–1
Louisville Cardinals (NCAA University Division independent) (1951)
1951 Louisville 5–4
Louisville Cardinals (NCAA College Division independent) (1952–1961)
1951 Louisville 5–4
1952 Louisville 3–5
1953 Louisville 1–7
1954 Louisville 3–6
1955 Louisville 7–2
1956 Louisville 6–3
1957 Louisville 9–1 W Sun
1958 Louisville 4–4
1959 Louisville 6–4
1960 Louisville 7–2
1961 Louisville 6–3
Louisville Cardinals (NCAA University Division independent) (1962–1963)
1962 Louisville 6–4
1963 Louisville 3–7
Louisville Cardinals (Missouri Valley Conference) (1964–1968)
1964 Louisville 1–9 1–3 T–4th
1965 Louisville 6–4 3–1 2nd
1966 Louisville 6–4 1–3 T–4th
1967 Louisville 5–5 1–3 4th
1968 Louisville 5–5 2–3 T–4th
Louisville: 118–95–2
Total: 118–95–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kleber, John E. (2001). The encyclopedia of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-8131-2100-0. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Camp Retires At Louisville". Sarasota Journal. Associated Press. January 3, 1969. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cox, Dwayne; Morrison, William James (2000). The University of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-8131-2142-0. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 

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