Frederick E. Jennings

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Frederick E. Jennings
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Jennings as Dartmouth coach in 1900
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1877-09-23)September 23, 1877
Everett, Massachusetts
Died May 24, 1953(1953-05-24) (aged 75)
Palmer, Massachusetts
Playing career
1898–1899 Dartmouth
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1900 Dartmouth
1908–1909 Dartmouth (assistant)
1912 Dartmouth (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 2–4–2

Frederick Everett Jennings (September 23, 1877 – May 24, 1953) was an American lawyer, banker, and college football coach. He served as the head coach at Dartmouth College in 1900 and amassed a record of 2–4–2.[1]

Jennings was born on September 23, 1877 in native of Everett, Massachusetts.[2] He attended Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1900.[3] While at Dartmouth, Jennings played football as a halfback and earned a varsity letter in 1898.[4] As of 2010, Jennings still holds the school record for most touchdowns in a game, which he set in 1898 when he scored seven against Amherst in a 64–6 rout.[5] Charles E. Patterson in Leslie's Weekly named Jennings to his All-American second team in 1899.[6]

Jennings returned to coach his alma mater in 1900, which he did for one season, and amassed a 2–4–2 record.[1] After Dartmouth, Jennings attended and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1903.[3]

Jennings returned to Dartmouth to serve as an assistant football coach in 1908 and 1909.[7] In 1912, he was an assistant under Frank Cavanaugh.[8]

Jennings held professional careers as a lawyer and banker.[9] By 1934, he was serving as president of the Everett Bank and Trust Company and as elected director of the Colonial Beacon Oil Company.[10] Jennings died on May 24, 1953 at Palmer Memorial Hospital in Palmer, Massachusetts.[9]


  1. ^ a b All-Time Coaching Records by Year, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 404. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Frederick E. Jennings, The Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 1953.
  4. ^ 2009 Football Media Guide, p. 116, Dartmouth College, 2009.
  5. ^ 2009 Football Media Guide, p. 124.
  6. ^ All-America Addendum -- Part 2 (PDF), p. 5, College Football Historical Society Newsletter, November 2008.
  7. ^ The Dartmouth, Volume XXX, p. 174, December 22, 1908.
  8. ^ More Coaches for Dartmouth, The New York Times, November 4, 1912.
  9. ^ a b FREDERICK E. JENNINGS, The New York Times, May 25, 1953.
  10. ^ FINANCIAL NOTES, The New York Times, April 13, 1934.