Martin V. Bergen

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Martin V. Bergen
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1872-01-29)January 29, 1872
Camden, New Jersey
Died July 8, 1941(1941-07-08) (aged 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1891 Princeton
early 1890s Princeton
Position(s) Halfback, fullback (football)
Outfielder (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1894–1895 Grinnell
1896–1897 Virginia
1902–1903 Grinnell
1905 Grinnell
Head coaching record
Overall 38–22–6

Martin Vorhees "Mike" Bergen, Jr. (January 29, 1872[1] – July 8, 1941) was an American football player, coach, and lawyer. He served as the head football coach at Grinnell College (1894–1895, 1902–1903, 1905) and at the University of Virginia (1896–1897), compiling a career college football record of 38–22–6. Bergen died of a heart attack at the age of 69 on July 8, 1941 in his apartment at the Racquet Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Christopher A. Bergen, United States Congressman who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1889 to 1893.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Grinnell Pioneers (Independent) (1894–1895)
1894 Grinnell 6–4
1895 Grinnell 5–2
Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1896–1897)
1896 Virginia 7–2–2
1897 Virginia 6–2–1
Virginia: 13–4–3
Grinnell Pioneers (Independent) (1902–1903)
1902 Grinnell 2–6–2
1903 Grinnell 5–4
Grinnell Pioneers (Independent) (1905)
1905 Grinnell 7–2–1
Grinnell: 25–18–3
Total: 38–22–6


  1. ^ Month and year of birth from 1900 U.S. Census entry for Martin V. Bergen, Jr., lawyer, residing in Camden, New Jersey. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Camden Ward 2, Camden, New Jersey; Roll: T623_957; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 36.
  2. ^ "MARTIN V. BERGEN, LAWYER, ATHLETE; Former Football and Baseball Player at Princeton, Famous as Backfield Coach, Dies". The New York Times. July 9, 1941. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 

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