R. G. Acton

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R. G. Acton
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Acton at Harvard, c. 1894
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1865
Kinsale, Ireland
Died November 24, 1900 (aged 35)
New York, New York
Alma mater Harvard
Playing career
1893–1895 Harvard[1]
1896–1898 Vanderbilt
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896–1898 Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall 10–7–3 (.575)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SIAA (1897)

Robert G. Acton (c. 1865 – 24 November 1900) was an American football player and coach. He was a left guard at Harvard from 1893 to 1895. He also served on Harvard's rowing team.[2] He served as the fifth head football coach at Vanderbilt University.[3] Acton coached the Vanderbilt Commodores for three seasons from 1896 to 1898, compiling a record of 10–7–3. He died of an overdose of morphine in 1900.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896–1898)
1896 Vanderbilt 3–2–2 3–0–1 4th
1897 Vanderbilt 6–0–1 3–0 1st
1898 Vanderbilt 1–5 1–2 8th
Vanderbilt: 10–7–3 7–2–1
Total: 10–7–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Recent Deaths - Dr. Robert Acton". Boston Evening Transcript. November 23, 1900. 
  3. ^ Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, Volume 11. p. 524. 
  4. ^ [2]