Leonard J. Umnus
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
April 18, 1903|
|Died||April 13, 1996
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame
Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame
Umnus enrolled at the University of Illinois in the fall of 1921. While at Illinois he played football with Red Grange under coach Robert Zuppke. Umnus was awarded "letters" for three years as a center and guard. He also was awarded athletic letters for Illinois in boxing.
Umnus was the 15th head football coach at Fairmont College—now known as Wichita State University—in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for three seasons, from 1925 until 1927, compiling a record of 12–7–4. Fairmont College became the Municipal University of Wichita in 1926.
Umnus later coached the Northwestern College Trojans in Watertown, Wisconsin (now a part of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota). He was the head coach at the school for 35 seasons and his teams produced a record of 135–64–9. At Northwestern, he coached all sports including baseball and basketball.
- U.P. Sports Hall of Fame family tree grows By Dennis Grall, Daily Press August 15, 2009
- Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Leonard J. Umnus, Bio
- Wichita St. Coaching Records Archived September 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame
- The Milwaukee Journal "Goslings to Meet Wheaton Saturday" October 14, 1942
- Milwaukee Sentinel "Trojans Enjoy Grid Success Under Umnus" September 23, 1961
- Wisconsin Football Coaches Association