Perry Hale

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Perry Hale
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Hale pictured in Makio 1901, Ohio State yearbook
Date of birth: (1878-10-07)October 7, 1878
Place of birth: Portland, Connecticut, United States
Date of death: April 8, 1948(1948-04-08) (aged 69)
Place of death: Portland, Connecticut, United States
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
College: Yale
Organizations
As coach:
1901
1902–1903
Exeter Academy
Ohio State
As player:
1901 Homestead L & A.C.
Career highlights and awards

Perry Titus Wells Hale (October 7, 1878 – April 8, 1948)[1] was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University was selected to the 1900 College Football All-America Team as a fullback. Hale also played professionally for the 1901 Homestead Library & Athletic Club football team. That season he also coached the Phillips Exeter Academy football team and joined Homestead in mid-November after Exeter’s last game. Hale then served as the sixth head football coach at Ohio State University from 1902–1903, compiling a record of 14–5–2. He was 0–2 against Michigan.

After his football career, Hale was the water manager for Middletown, Connecticut. He was arrested in May 1910 for misapplying city funds. Hale stated that the $5,000 shortfall was due to an accounting error. A subsequent investigation found the charges to be groundless.

He died of heart disease in 1948. He had been blinded as a result of an explosion in 1913. In 1923 he was elected tax collector for Portland, CT and held that position until his death in 1948.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1902–1903)
1902 Ohio State 6–2–2 2–1 2nd
1903 Ohio State 8–3 3–1 2nd
Ohio State: 14–5–2 5–2
Total: 14–5–2

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