Hale pictured in Makio 1901, Ohio State yearbook
|Date of birth||October 7, 1878|
|Place of birth||Portland, Connecticut|
|Date of death||April 8, 1948(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Portland, Connecticut|
|1901||Homestead L & A.C.|
|Career highlights and awards|
Perry Titus Wells Hale (October 7, 1878 – April 8, 1948) 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.
Head coaching record
|Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1902–1903)|
- Notes of the Football Players New York Times October 17, 1901
- Admits Accounts Are Short: But Hale Old Yale Fullback is Not Worrying Over Charge New York Times May 4, 1910
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