Otto Wagonhurst

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Otto Wagonhurst
Otto Wagonhurst Penn.png
Wagonhurst at Penn, circa 1893
Born: (1871-04-25)April 25, 1871
Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania[1]
Died: June 15, 1932(1932-06-15) (aged 61)
Jackson, Michigan[2]
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Penn
Career history
As coach
1896 Alabama
1897 Iowa
As player
1892–1895 Penn
1898–1899 Duquesne C & A.C.
1900 Homestead L & A.C.
Career highlights and awards

Otman Franklin "Otto" Wagonhurst (April 25, 1871 – June 15, 1932) was an American football player and coach. Wagonhurst played college football as a left tackle at the University of Pennsylvania from 1892 to 1895. He served as the head football coach at the University of Alabama in 1896 and at the University of Iowa in 1897, compiling a career record of 6–5.[3] After coaching college football, he played professionally for Pittsburgh's Duquesne Country and Athletic Club and the Homestead Library and Athletic Club. He won circuit championship titles with Duquesne in 1898[4] and 1899 and Homestead in 1900.[5] After his football career, he went on to become a railway executive.[1] He died in 1932 in Jackson, Michigan and was buried in Akron, Ohio.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Alabama Crimson White (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896)
1896 Alabama 2–1 1–1
Alabama: 2–1 1–1
Iowa Hawkeyes (Western Interstate University Football Association) (1897)
1897 Iowa 4–4 0–2 T–3rd
Iowa: 4–4 0–2
Total: 6–5


  1. ^ a b "Elections and Appointments". Railroad Gazette. 44: 428. March 20, 1908.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Otto Wagonhurst Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse.
  4. ^ PFRA Research. "Stars Over All-Stars" (PDF) (Annual). Professional Football Researchers Association: 1–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-26.
  5. ^ PFRA Research. "The Worst Season Ever, Pittsburgh Pro Teams Find Hard Times: 1900" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association (Annual): 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-15.