George Crispin

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George Crispin
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1885-02-16)February 16, 1885
Died April 16, 1962(1962-04-16) (aged 77)
Denver, Colorado
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1912–1913 Kansas State Normal
1912–1914 Kansas State Normal
Head coaching record
Overall 9–9 (football)

George Adlai Crispin (February 16, 1885 – April 16, 1962) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Kansas State Normal School—now known as Emporia State University—for two seasons, from 1912 until 1913, compiling a record of 9–9. Crispin came to Kansas State Normal in 1912 originally as an athletic instructor but was later given football coaching duties when previous coach Fred Honhart resigned to go pursue studies in medicine. Crispin had prior experience in football coaching as an assistant coach at Carlisle Indian Industrial School.[1] He resigned the coaching job in 1914 after a proposed pay cut was but forward by the university's board.[2]

On November 27, 1914, Crispin married Daisy Burlingame, who had also worked at Kansas State Normal, in the bursar's office in Erie, Kansas. He had been working as an athletics supervisor with public schools in Madison, Wisconsin at the time where he also resided.[3] He later moved to Colorado where he lived until his death in Denver in 1962.[4]


  1. ^ "Coach Honhart Resigns", The Emporia Gazette,, September 19, 1912, Emporia, Kansas
  2. ^ The Emporia Gazette, April 23, 1914, Emporia, Kansas
  3. ^ The Emporia Gazette,, December 1, 1914, Emporia, Kansas
  4. ^ "George A. Crispin", Salina Journal, April 23, 1962, Salina, Kansas

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