Fred V. Archer

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Fred V. Archer
Fred Archer pictured in Ravone 1909, Hanover yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1888-10-06)October 6, 1888
Vevay, Indiana
Died January 1971 (aged 82)
Winchester, Massachusetts
Alma mater Hanover College (1910)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1913 North Dakota
Head coaching record
Overall 2–4

Fred Van Buren Archer (October 6, 1888 – January 1971) was the head football coach for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team. He compiled an overall record of 2–4. He was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1888.[1]

He was from Ottawa, Illinois[2] He was a graduate of Hanover College, having received a Bachelor of Science degree there in 1910.[3] He was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity during his college years. He was living in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1925.[4]

Before coming to North Dakota, Archer taught at a school in McCook, Nebraska and later, in 1912, chemistry and physics at Ottawa, Illinois.[5]

He married Gladys Richardson in Boston, Massachusetts on June 1, 1914.[6][7]

He died at Winchester, Massachusetts in 1971.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Dakota Flickertails (Independent) (1913)
1913 North Dakota 2–4
North Dakota: 2–4
Total: 2–4