George Palfreyman

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George Palfreyman
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born c. 1893
Died November 7, 1936 (aged 43)
Topeka, Kansas
Playing career
1912–1915 Missouri
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916–1917 Fifth District Normal
1915–1918 Fifth District Normal
Head coaching record
Overall 2–11 (football)
19–10 (basketball)

George "Speed" Palfreyman Jr. (c. 1893 – November 7, 1936) was an American football and basketball coach. He was the second head football coach at Fifth District Normal School—now known as Northwest Missouri State University—in Maryville, Missouri, serving for two seasons, from 1916 to 1917, and compiling a record of 2–11. He was also the school's head basketball coach from 1915 to 1918, tallying a mark of 19–10. Palfreyman played college basketball at the University of Missouri from 1912 to 1915 and was captain of the team in 1914–15. He died at the age of 43, on November 7, 1936, at the home of his parents in Topeka, Kansas.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats (Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916–1917)
1916 Northwest Missouri State 2–5
1917 Northwest Missouri State 0–7
Northwest Missouri State: 2–12
Total: 2–12


  1. ^ "Missouri U. Star Dies". Jefferson City Post-Tribune. Jefferson City, Missouri. Associated Press. November 9, 1936. p. 8. Retrieved June 29, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read.