Harry J. Robertson

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Harry J. Robertson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born March 4, 1896
Chambly, Quebec
Died January 7, 1962(1962-01-07) (aged 65)
Playing career
1916–1917 Syracuse
1919–1920 Syracuse
1922 Rochester Jeffersons
Position(s) End, tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921–1923 Syracuse (line)
1924–1933 Oglethorpe
Head coaching record
Overall 39–49–5
Accomplishments and honors
2 SIAA (1924–1925)

Harold J. "Harry" Robertson (March 4, 1896 – January 7, 1962) was a Canadian-born player and coach of American football. He was born in Chambly, Quebec. After attending high school in Somerville and Worcester, Massachusetts, he went to Syracuse University. He played college football there as an end. He played one game as a professional football player with the Rochester Jeffersons of the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. Robertson served as a line coach as his alma mater, Syracuse, from 1921 to 1923. He became the head football coach at Oglethorpe University in 1924.[1] He was succeeded by John Patrick following the 1933 season.[2] His 1926 team upset William Alexander's Georgia Tech squad, 7 to 6.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Harry Robertson". Oglethorpe University Bulletin. 17: 31. June 1933. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "New Oglethorpe Coach". The Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Florida. September 10, 1934. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Anna A. Salter. Oglethorpe University. p. 38. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RobeHa21.htm

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