John Dunlop (American football)

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John Dunlop
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-04-23)April 23, 1874
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died April 7, 1957(1957-04-07) (aged 82)
Westborough, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard College (1897)
Playing career
1893–1896 Harvard
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1897–1901 Boston College
Head coaching record
Overall 16–16–2

John William Dunlop (April 23, 1874 – April 7, 1957) was an American football player and coach. He served as the fifth head football coach at Boston College, coaching four seasons between 1897 and 1901 and compiling a record of 16–16–2. Boston College did not field a football team in 1900.

In 1922, Dunlop was residing in Boston, working as a real estate, mortgage and insurance broker.[1] He was married to Alice Lillian Hall, whom he wed on October 25, 1899, and had two children, Lydia and John William, Jr.. He later entered in a partnership with Stephen W. Sleeper, a fellow Harvard alumnus, to form the real estate firm Sleeper & Dunlop.

He died at Westborough, Massachusetts in 1957.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston College Eagles (Independent) (1897–1901)
1897 Boston College 4–3
1898 Boston College 2–5–1
1899 Boston College 8–1–1
1900 No team
1901 Boston College 2–7
Boston College: 16–16–2
Total: 16–16–2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Report". Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Harvard Alumni Association; Associated Harvard Clubs (1956). Harvard Alumni Bulletin. 59. Harvard Alumni Association. Retrieved 2015-04-14.