Dutch Sommer

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Dutch Sommer
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1886-01-01)January 1, 1886
Pennsylvania
Died December 1942 (aged 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Playing career
c. 1907–1909 Penn
Position(s) Halfback, tackle[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1912 Colgate
1913 Pennsylvania Military
1914–1915 Villanova
1916 Michigan Agricultural
1924 Villanova
Head coaching record
Overall 26–13–5

Frank A. "Dutch" Sommer (January 1, 1886 – December 1942) was an American football player and coach.[2] He served as the head football coach at Colgate University (1912), Pennsylvania Military College—now known as Widener University (1913), Villanova College—now Villanova University (1914–1915, 1924), and Michigan Agricultural College—now Michigan State University (1916), compiling a career record of 26–13–5. Sommer coached at Colgate in 1912, where he compiled a record of 5–2. He then coached at Villanova for 1914, 1915, and later for one season in 1924. His overall record there was 12–9–2. In his only season at Michigan Agricultural in 1916, Sommer led the Spartans to a 4–2–1 record. Sommer was a former All-American halfback from the University of Pennsylvania.[3] He earned a L.L.B. degree at Penn, graduating in 1913.[4] He died in Philadelphia in December 1942.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Colgate (Independent) (1912)
1912 Colgate 5–2
Colgate: 5–2
Pennsylvania Military Cadets (Independent) (1913)
1913 Pennsylvania Military 5–0–2
Pennsylvania Military: 5–0–2
Villanova Wildcats (Independent) (1914–1915)
1914 Villanova 4–3–1
1915 Villanova 6–1
Michigan Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1916)
1916 Michigan Agricultural 4–2–1
Michigan Agricultural: 4–2–1
Villanova Wildcats (Independent) (1924)
1924 Villanova 2–5–1
Villanova: 12–9–2
Total: 26–13–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Page 6 - San Francisco Chronicle at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "General Alumni Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1922". Mocavo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Page 4 - The Bristol Daily Courier at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  4. ^ University of Pennsylvania. "General alumni catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, ... . - Full View - HathiTrust Digital Library - HathiTrust Digital Library". Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Page 10 - Delaware County Daily Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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