Harry W. Crum

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Harry W. Crum
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1899-07-10)July 10, 1899
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Died February 14, 1968(1968-02-14) (aged 68)
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1922 Princeton
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924–1928 George Washington
1929–1931 Allegheny
1933 Hurst HS (PA)
1927–1929 George Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 40–25–7 (college football)
13–14 (college basketball)

Harry Watson "Maud" Crum (July 10, 1899 — February 14, 1968) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at George Washington University from 1924 to 1928 and at Allegheny College from 1929 to 1931, compiling a career college football record of 40–25–7. Crum was also the head basketball coach at George Washington from 1927 to 1929, tally a mark of 13–14.

Coaching career[edit]

Crum accepted the position of head football coach at the George Washington University in 1924. He was the first to remain in that position with the "Hatchetites" for more than four years.[1] He then coached the football team at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He held that position for three seasons, from 1929 until 1931. His coaching record at Allegheny was 14–7–4.[2]

Later life and death[edit]

Crum died in 1968 at a hospital in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. In his later years he had worked as an attorney.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
George Washington Hatchetites / Colonials (Independent) (1924–1928)
1924 George Washington 6–3–1
1925 George Washington 7–2–2
1926 George Washington 5–4
1927 George Washington 7–2
1928 George Washington 1–7
George Washington: 26–18–3
Allegheny Gators (Independent) (1929–1931)
1929 Allegheny 2–4–2
1930 Allegheny 6–2
1931 Allegheny 6–1–2
Allegheny: 14–7–4
Total: 40–25–7


  1. ^ When we played football: the GW boys of fall, 1890-1966, The GW Hatchet, August 30, 1999.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Allegheny Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Harry W. Crum, Former Hurst Coach, 68, Dies", The Daily Courier, February 15, 1968, Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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