Peter McPherson (American football)

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Peter McPherson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-05-17)May 17, 1874
Caledonia, New York
Died November 8, 1941(1941-11-08) (aged 67)
Rochester, New York
Playing career
1896–1897 Wadsworth Normal
1899–1900 Buffalo
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–1903 Miami (OH)
Head coaching record
Overall 6–7–1 (college)

Peter McPherson (May 17, 1874 – November 8, 1941) was an American football player and coach and a longtime dentist.


McPherson played halfback at Wadsworth Normal and Training School (now SUNY Geneseo) from 1896 to 1897 and later at the University at Buffalo from 1898 to 1900 while attending dental school.[1] He served as the head coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1902 to 1903, compiling a record of 6–7–1.

McPherson later worked as a dentist in Caledonia, New York and coached the Caledonia High School football team for 23 years. He died in 1941 after succumbing to injuries sustained when struck by a car.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Miami Redskins (Independent) (1902–1903)
1902 Miami 5–3–1
1903 Miami 1–4
Miami: 6–7–1
Total: 6–7–1


  1. ^ "McPherson's Prowess as Normal Athlete Recalled by S.T. Jennings.," The Livingston Republican - December 4, 1941.

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