Harry McCrory

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Harry McCrory
Sport(s) College football
Biographical details
Born (1871-08-01)August 1, 1871
Died May 9, 1907(1907-05-09) (aged 35)
Fairmont, West Virginia
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895 West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 5–1

Harry Nickel McCrory (August 1, 1871 – May 9, 1907) was an American football coach. He served as the third head football coach at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for the 1895 season. His coaching record at West Virginia was 5–1.[2]

McCrory later worked as a druggist in West Virginia.[3] He married Bessie Lee Nuzum in 1897.[4] He died of bright's disease in 1907.[5] He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.[6]

Harry McCrory's grandson, Lee Harland McCrory (son of George Harland McCrory; 1898–1977[7]) was presented with an alumni award from West Virginia University.[8]


  1. ^ Walsh, C.; Whittle, G.; Intercollegiate Football, Inc. (Saint Paul, Minn.). (1934). Intercollegiate football: a complete pictorial and statistical review from 1869 to 1934. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., for Intercollegiate Football, Inc. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  2. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers football coaching records
  3. ^ "United States Census, 1900 Image United States Census, 1900; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11930-38269-16 — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Person Details for Harry N. Mccrory, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  5. ^ "West Virginia Vital Research Records - Record Image". wvculture.org. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Harry N McCrory | Billion Graves Headstone, Cemetery, and Grave Record | Fairmont, West Virginia, United States 2413890". billiongraves.com. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Person Details for George Harland Mccrory, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 
  8. ^ University Relations | News. "Dedicated Mountaineers to be recognized for service during Homecoming". wvutoday.wvu.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-15.