Frank Faulkinberry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Frank Faulkinberry
Biographical details
Born (1887-11-27)November 27, 1887
Fayetteville, Tennessee
Died May 13, 1933(1933-05-13) (aged 45)
Playing career
1907–1910 Sewanee
1911 Cleveland Counts
1912 Evansville Yankees
1913 Evansville River Rats
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1926–1932 Middle Tennessee
1926–1933 Middle Tennessee
1927–1932 Middle Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 33–26–4 (football)
45–38 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
AAU Women's Basketball (1929)
4x All-Southern (1907, 1908, 1909, 1910)
Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame

Frank Albert Faulkinberry (November 27, 1887 – May 13, 1933) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach.

Early years[edit]

Frank was born on November 27, 1887 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to Christopher Columbus Faulkinberry and Sarah Ellen Caple.

College athletics[edit]

Faulkinberry was a tackle on the Sewanee Tigers, thrice selected All-Southern.[1] His play was once called "a thing to marvel at."[2] He is a tackle on Sewanee's all-time second team.[3] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[4] As a player, he stood some 6'4", 198 pounds. At Sewanee he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Faulkinberry is a member of both the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame[5] and the Blue Raiders Hall of Fame, having coached for years the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in both men and women's sports.[3] He was also a Latin professor. Faulkinberry Drive on the Middle Tennessee State campus is named in his honor. Faulkinberry was inducted into the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.[6]

Faulkenberry was once athletic director at the Brandon Training School in Shelbyville.[7]

Professional baseball[edit]

For a few years he was a catcher in Minor League Baseball.[8]


Faulkinberry was found shot to death in the garage of his home on May 13, 1933. It was a suspected suicide.[9]


  1. ^ "National and Southern Honors". Sewanee Football Media Guide: 31. 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sewanee Here On Saturday". Atlanta Constitution. November 11, 1908. 
  3. ^ a b "Frank Faulkinberry". 
  4. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969. 
  5. ^ "Sewanee announces its 2014 Hall of Fame class". 
  6. ^ "Frank Faulkinberry". 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Frank A. Faulkinberry". 
  9. ^ Society for the Advancement of Education. School & Society. 37. p. 652. 

External links[edit]