Lewis Yeager

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Lewis Yeager
Yeager pictured in The Monticola, West Virginia yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1878-09-10)September 10, 1878
West Virginia
Died December 10, 1906(1906-12-10) (aged 28)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899–1902 West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 12–9

Lewis Armstrong "Lew" Yeager,[1] first name sometimes spelled Louis (September 10, 1878 – December 10, 1906) was an American football coach. He served as the seventh head football coach at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for three seasons, from 1899 until 1902. His coaching record at West Virginia was 12–9.[2]

Yeager died suddenly in 1906 of heart disease.[3] He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morgantown.[4]


  1. ^ "The Monticola 1901". archive.org. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers football coaching records Archived 2008-10-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Sigma Chi Fraternity (1907). The Sigma Chi Quarterly: The Official Organ of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. 26. The Fraternity. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Warren, J.T. (1972). History and genealogy of the Trexler family. Schlechter's. Retrieved September 15, 2015.