John Penton

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John Penton
JA Penton - Clemson.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1870-02-10)February 10, 1870
Coosa County, Alabama
Died October 17, 1919(1919-10-17) (aged 49)
Goodwater, Alabama
Playing career
1891–1895 Virginia
1897 Auburn
Position(s) Guard, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898 Clemson
Head coaching record
Overall 3–1

John Abner Penton (February 10, 1870 – October 17, 1919) and American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the Clemson University for one season in 1898, compiling a record of 3–1. Penton attended the University of Virginia and Auburn University.[1] He played football as a guard at Auburn in 1897. He was captain of the 1894 and 1895 Virginia teams.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Clemson Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1898)
1898 Clemson 3–1 1–1 T–6th
Clemson: 3–1 1–1
Total: 3–1


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