Bliss pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
November 28, 1872|
New York, New York
|Died||November 12, 1942
|1893||Chicago Athletic Association|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Laurence Thornton "Laurie" Bliss (November 28, 1872 – November 12, 1942) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy in 1893 and at Lehigh University in 1895, compiling a career college football record of 7–11. Bliss played football at Yale University as a halfback alongside his brother, C. D. "Pop" Bliss, who went on to coach at Stanford University, Haverford College, and the University of Missouri. After graduation, he played with the amateur Chicago Athletic Association.
Bliss took his first head coaching job at the United States Military Academy in 1893 and led the team to a 4–5 record. He was the third person appointed to the position of head football coach at West Point. The 1893 Army team lost to Navy and to Lehigh.
Head coaching record
|Army Cadets (Independent) (1893)|
|Lehigh Brown and White (Independent) (1895)|
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