Garnett Nelson

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Garnett Nelson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1872-06-13)June 13, 1872
Fauquier County, Virginia
Died March 30, 1930(1930-03-30) (aged 57)
Richmond, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia
Playing career
c. 1897 Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901 Richmond
Head coaching record
Overall 1–6

John Peyton Garnett Nelson was the 12th head college football coach for the University of Richmond Spiders located in Richmond, Virginia, and he held that position for the 1901 season.

His career coaching record at Richmond was 1 win, 6 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 26th at Richmond in total wins and 29th at Richmond in winning percentage.[1]

Nelson died of bladder cancer in 1930.[2]


  1. ^ Richmond Coaching Records Archived July 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Association of American Medical Colleges (1930). Journal. 5. Retrieved 2014-12-02.