Herman Pritchard

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Herman Pritchard
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1883-10-10)October 10, 1883
Hancock County, Indiana
Died after April 1942
Playing career
1907 Swarthmore
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909 Rutgers
Head coaching record
Overall 3–5–1

Herman F. Pritchard (October 10, 1883 – after April 1942) was an American football player and coach. He attended Swarthmore College near Philadelphia, graduating in 1908 with a master of arts degree in mathematics. He was the captain of the 1907 Swarthmore football team that compiled a 6–2 record,[1] and the recipient of the Ivy Medal at Swarthmore in 1908.[2] He was the head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team in 1909. In one year as a head coach, he compiled a record of 3–5–1.[3][4] He became a math teacher at Norristown High School,[5] and later served as a teacher and football coach at Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey.[6][7] In April 1942, he was living in Millburn, New Jersey and was employed by the Newark Board of Education.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1901)
1909 Rutgers 3–5–1
Rutgers: 3–5–1
Total: 3–5–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swarthmore yearbook, 1909, pp. 209, 211, 213.
  2. ^ Swartmore College Catalogue, 1915, p. 137.
  3. ^ "Herman Pritchard Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. 
  4. ^ Larry Pitt, "Football at Rutgers: A history, 1869-1969" (1972), p. 39 (referring to Coach Herman Pritchard as being from Swarthmore)
  5. ^ Swarthmore College Bulletin, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 1911, p. 65.
  6. ^ The Register of Swarthmore College, 1920, p. 29.
  7. ^ Draft registration card dated September 12, 1918, for Herman Pritchard, born October 10, 1883, employed as a teacher at Barringer High School in Newark. Married to Agnes May Pritchard. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration State: New Jersey; Registration County: Essex; Roll: 1753733; Draft Board: 8.
  8. ^ Draft registration card dated April 1942 for Herman Pritchard, born October 10, 1883, in Hancock County, Indiana. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: New Jersey.