Kenneth Cochrane

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Kenneth Cochrane
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1908-03-31)March 31, 1908
Glasgow, Scotland
Died November 24, 1998(1998-11-24) (aged 90)
Stuart, Florida
Playing career
1928–1930 Akron
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1953 Akron
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1948–1969 Akron
Head coaching record
Overall 8–9–1

Kenneth "Red" Cochrane (March 31, 1908 – November 24, 1998) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of Akron in Ohio from 1952 to 1953. As athletic director at Akron in 1950, Cochrane shorted the school's athletic nickname from "Zippers" to "Zips".[1] Cochrane was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He died on November 24, 1998 in Stuart, Florida at the age of 90.[2] He played college football at Akron from 1928 to 1930.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Akron Zips (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1952–1953)
1952 Akron 2–6–1 2–2–1 T–6th
1953 Akron 6–3 4–2 T–4th
Akron: 8–9–1 6–4–1
Total: 8–9–1


  1. ^ "Athletics History & Traditions". University of Akron. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Jill (November 28, 1998). "FORMER FAIR CHIEF `RED'COCHRANE DIES". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 

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