Prentiss Douglass

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Prentiss Douglass
Prentiss Douglass.jpg
Prentiss Douglass cropped from 1908 Michigan football team photograph
Biographical details
Born(1887-06-23)June 23, 1887
Martinsville, Illinois
DiedNovember 9, 1949(1949-11-09) (aged 62)
Lexington, Kentucky
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909–1910Michigan (assistant)
1911Kentucky State College
1912–1919Michigan (assistant)
Head coaching record
Assistant coach in 1916

Prentiss Porter Douglass (June 23, 1887 – November 9, 1949) was an American football player and coach. He was a native of Martinsville, Illinois who graduated from the Culver Military Academy and the University of Michigan. He played football for Fielding H. Yost's 1907 and 1908 Michigan Wolverines football teams at the halfback position. After graduating from Michigan in 1909, he served as an assistant football coach at Michigan during the 1909 and 1910 football seasons. In 1911, he was the head football coach at the University of Kentucky. His 1911 Kentucky team finished the season with 7 wins and 3 losses. Kentucky was unscored upon in its first four games, surrendering six points to the University of Cincinnati in the fifth game. The season's highlights included the final two games, victories against Centre College and the University of Tennessee. After one year at Kentucky, Douglass returned to the University of Michigan where he served as an assistant football coach from 1912 to 1919. He retired from football after the 1919 season to go into business. Douglass died of a heart ailment in Lexington, Kentucky in 1949 at age 62.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky State College Wildcats (Independent) (1911)
1911 Kentucky State College 7–3
Kentucky State College: 7–3
Total: 7–3


  1. ^ "Prentiss Douglass, Ex-Grid Coach, Dead". Syracuse Herald-Journal. November 10, 1949.
  2. ^ "Ex-Wolverine Dies". The Holland Evening Sentinel. November 10, 1949.

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