George Denman (American football)
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
March 23, 1874|
|Died||June 6, 1952
Auburn, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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.
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.
Denman began his higher education during the 1893-1894 academic year at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He later attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He was a member of the senior class during the 1897-1898 academic year, and received his degree in 1898.
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 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. 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.
Head coaching record
|Michigan Agricultural Aggies (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901–1902)|
- 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.
- Annual Catalogue of Union University. Union University. 1890–1891. p. 29.
- Catalogue of Williams College. Williams College. 1897–1898. p. 83.
- General Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College. Williams College. 1905. p. 144.
- "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)
- "Advertisement for Mackenzie School". The Independent: A Weekly Magazine, volume 75. September 25, 1913. p. vii.
- "Builders of Our Nation". 1914. p. 48.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Dinner at Auburn". Syracuse Herald. August 28, 1932.