George Clark (American football coach)

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George Clark
George "Potsy" Clark.jpg
Clark from 1946 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1894-03-20)March 20, 1894
Carthage, Illinois
Died November 8, 1972(1972-11-08) (aged 78)
La Jolla, California
Playing career
Football
1914–1915 Illinois
Baseball
1915–1916 Illinois
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919 Illinois (assistant)
1920 Michigan Agricultural
1921–1925 Kansas
1926 Minnesota (associate HC)
1927–1929 Butler
1931–1936 Port. Spartans/Det. Lions
1937–1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 Detroit Lions
1945, 1948 Nebraska
Baseball
1920 Illinois
1921 Michigan Agricultural
1922–1925 Kansas
1927 Minnesota
1928 Butler
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1927–1930 Butler
1948–1953 Nebraska
Head coaching record
Overall 40–45–7 (college football)
64–42–12 (NFL)
71–55–3 (college baseball)
Statistics

George M. "Potsy" Clark (March 20, 1894 – November 8, 1972) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University, (1920), the University of Kansas (1921–1925), Butler University (1927–1929), and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1945, 1948), compiling a career college football record of 40–45–7. Clark was also the head coach of the National Football League's Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions (1931–1936, 1940) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937–1938), amassing a career NFL mark of 64–42–12. Clark's 1935 Detroit Lions team won the NFL Championship. From 1945 to 1953, Clark served as the athletic director at Nebraska.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Michigan Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1920)
1920 Michigan Agricultural 4–6
Michigan Agricultural: 4–6
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1921–1925)
1921 Kansas 4–3 3–3 5th
1922 Kansas 3–4–1 1–3–1 6th
1923 Kansas 5–0–3 3–0–3 2nd
1924 Kansas 2–5–1 2–4–1 7th
1925 Kansas 2–5–1 2–5–1 8th
Kansas: 16–17–6 11–15–6
Butler Bulldogs (Independent) (1927–1929)
1927 Butler 4–3–1
1928 Butler 6–2
1929 Butler 4–4
Butler: 14–9–1
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1945)
1945 Nebraska 4–5 2–3 4th
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Seven Conference) (1948)
1948 Nebraska 2–8 2–4 T–5th
Nebraska: 6–13 4–7
Total: 40–45–7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (November 10, 1972). "POTSY CLARK DEAD, LIONS' FIRST COACH". The New York Times. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

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