George Denman (American football)

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George Denman
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1874-03-23)March 23, 1874
Massachusetts
Died June 6, 1952(1952-06-06) (aged 78)
Auburn, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1901–1902 Michigan Agricultural
Basketball
1901–1903 Michigan Agricultural
Baseball
1902–1903 Michigan Agricultural
Head coaching record
Overall 7–9–1 (football)
11–0 (basketball)
9–15–1 (baseball)
Statistics

George Edward Denman (March 23, 1874 – June 6, 1952) was an American teacher and football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the third head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now known as Michigan State University, from 1901 to 1902, compiling a record of 7–9–1. Bemies was also the second head basketball coach at Michigan Agricultural from 1901 to 1903, tallying a mark of 11–0, and the head coach of Michigan Agricultural's baseball team from 1902 to 1903, where his record was 9–15–1.

Biography[edit]

Denman was born in March 1874 in New York. His father, Edmond Denman, was an immigrant from England who worked as a day laborer. His mother, Maria Denman, was a native of New York. He had an older brother, William, born in March 1873.[1]

Denman began his higher education during the 1893-1894 academic year at Union College in Schenectady, New York.[2] He later attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He was a member of the senior class during the 1897-1898 academic year,[3] and received his degree in 1898.

In 1900, he was living in Auburn, New York and working as a teacher.[1]

He served as the third head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now known as Michigan State University, from 1901 to 1902, compiling a record of 7–9–1. Denman was also the second head basketball coach at Michigan Agricultural from 1901 to 1903, tallying a mark of 11–0, and the head coach of Michigan Agricultural's baseball team from 1902 to 1903, where his record was 9–15–1.

In 1905, he was instructor of French and Latin at the Central University in Lexington, Kentucky.[4]

From 1903 to 1910, Denman was the athletic director and headmaster of the Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, New Jersey.[5]

In 1913, Denman was an instructor of Latin at the Mackenzie School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.[6]

Denman was married to Emma Blanche Babbitt, the daughter of a physician and surgeon from Auburn, New York.[7]

In September 1918, Denman wrote in a draft registration card that he was a resident of Auburn, New York. He listed his present occupation as the athletic director and a teacher at the Williston Seminary (now known as the Williston Northampton School) at Easthampton, Massachusetts.[8] At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Denman was living in Easthampton with his wife, Blanche. His occupation was listed as a professor at a seminary.[9]

By 1930, Denman had moved to Pottstown, Pennsylvania where he was a teacher at The Hill School. As of 1932, Denman and his wife were living in Pottstown.[10]

His wife, Blanche died on March 17, 1948 at Auburn, New York.[11] Denman died in 1952, him and his wife are buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York.[12]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Michigan Agricultural Aggies (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901–1902)
1901 Michigan Agricultural 3–4–1
1902 Michigan Agricultural 4–5
Michigan Agricultural: 7–9–1
Total: 7–9–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census entry for Edmond Denman and family. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Auburn Ward 9, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T623_1012; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 18.
  2. ^ Annual Catalogue of Union University. Union University. 1890–1891. p. 29. 
  3. ^ Catalogue of Williams College. Williams College. 1897–1898. p. 83. 
  4. ^ General Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College. Williams College. 1905. p. 144. 
  5. ^ "A Work of Art: Is the '1900 Hark'; Just Issued from the Citizen Press" (PDF). The Auburn Citizen. May 29, 1909. (identifying George Edward Denman of Auburn as the current head master at the Centenary Collegiate Institute)
  6. ^ "Advertisement for Mackenzie School". The Independent: A Weekly Magazine, volume 75. September 25, 1913. p. vii. 
  7. ^ "Builders of Our Nation". 1914. p. 48. 
  8. ^ Draft Registration Card for George Edward Denman, born March 23, 1874. Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration Location: Cayuga County, New York; Roll: 1712042; Draft Board: 0.
  9. ^ Census entry for George E. Denman, age 45. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_704; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 147; File: 957.
  10. ^ "Dinner at Auburn". Syracuse Herald. August 28, 1932. 
  11. ^ [1]
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