Frank Kyle

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Frank Kyle
Biographical details
Born(1882-05-23)May 23, 1882
Clay County, Tennessee
DiedOctober 22, 1929(1929-10-22) (aged 47)
Clay County, Tennessee
Alma materVanderbilt University[1]
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908Ole Miss
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1x All-Southern (1905)
1912 All-time Vandy 2nd team

Frank "Stitch" Kyle (May 23, 1882 – October 22, 1929) was an American football player and coach.

Early years[edit]

He attended preparatory school at Mooney School in Franklin, Tennessee along with Red Smith and Ed Hamilton.[2]

Vanderbilt University[edit]

Kyle played for the Vanderbilt Commodores of Vanderbilt University from 1902 to 1905. He was the first quarterback to play for Dan McGugin's Commodores, selected for All-Southern teams in 1903 and 1904. He stood 5 feet 11 inches and weighed 162 pounds.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Ole Miss[edit]

Kyle served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1908. During his one-season tenure at Mississippi, Kyle compiled an overall record of three wins and five losses (3–5).[4]

Later life[edit]

Kyle later lived in Celina, Tennessee and died in 1929.[5][6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1908)
1908 Ole Miss 3–5 1–2 9th
Ole Miss: 3–5 0–3
Total: 3–5


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  2. ^ A Mooney genealogy and miscellany with some allied lines. p. 75.
  3. ^ "Vanderbilt". Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 20: 377.
  4. ^ DeLassus, David. "Frank Kyle Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
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