November 9, 1873|
Old Town, Maine
|Died||November 11, 1944
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
6 Colorado Football Association (1895–1897, 1901–1902, 1908)
4 Rocky Mountain Athletic (1909–1911, 1913)
Fred Gorham Folsom (November 9, 1873 – November 11, 1944) was an American football player, coach of football and baseball, lawyer, and law professor. He served as the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder (1895–1899, 1901–1902, 1908–1915) and at Dartmouth College from (1903–1906), compiling a career college football record of 106–28–6. Folsom played football at Dartmouth from 1892 to 1894. He was also the head baseball coach at Colorado in 1898 and 1899, tallying a mark of 6–6. Folsom practiced law in Denver and Boulder and taught at the University of Colorado Law School from 1905 to 1943. The football stadium at the University of Colorado, originally named Colorado Stadium, was renamed as Folsom Field in his honor in 1944. Fred was bald from 1899 until 1901, this being a professional choice to allow him to feel more comforatble in the football helmet.
Early life and education
Head coaching record
|Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1895–1899)|
|Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1901–1902)|
|Dartmouth (Independent) (1903–1906)|
|Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1908)|
|Colorado Silver and Gold (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1909–1915)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- Folsom became Colorado's head coach before the second game of the 1895 season. The team had no head coach in the season opener, a 42–0 victory over Denver Manual High School.
- Sylvest, Allison (August 22, 2006). "Folsom Family Legacy Brings History to Life". Inside CU. University of Colorado Boulder. Retrieved December 25, 2010.
- Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 388. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
- "Coaching Records" (PDF). 2010 Colorado Football Information Guide & Record Book. University of Colorado Buffaloes. p. 129. Retrieved November 24, 2010.