Jesse Van Doozer

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Jesse Van Doozer
Date of birth (1871-10-12)October 12, 1871
Place of birth Osceola, Nebraska
Date of death September 23, 1929(1929-09-23) (aged 57)
Place of death San Francisco, California
Career information
College Northwestern
Career history
As coach
1897 Northwestern
As player
1894 Chicago Athletic Association

Jesse Peck Van Doozer (October 12, 1871 – September 23, 1929)[1] was an American football player and coach. He served as the fourth head football coach at Northwestern University, coaching one season in 1897 and compiling a record of 5–3. This ranks him 19th at Northwestern in total wins and fourth at Northwestern in winning percentage.[2]

Van Doozer played college football at Northwestern, between 1892 and 1896. However, in 1894, Van Doozer dropped out of Northwestern to play one season with the Chicago Athletic Association.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Purple (Western Conference) (1897)
1897 Northwestern 5–3 0–2 6th
Northwestern: 5–3 0–2
Total: 5–3