Ralph S. Kent

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Ralph S. Kent
Ralph Sherlock Kent.png
Kent pictured in The Class Book 1902, Cornell University
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1878-08-02)August 2, 1878[1]
Genoa, Ohio[2]
Died April 3, 1949(1949-04-03) (aged 70)[3]
Stamford, Connecticut
Alma mater Cornell University
Playing career
1901 Cornell[4]
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902 Auburn
Head coaching record
Overall 2–2–1

Ralph Sherlock Kent (August 2, 1878 – April 3, 1949) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Auburn University for the first five games of the 1902 season, compiling a record of 2–2–1. Kent returned to Cornell to finish up law school after coaching at Auburn. He later become a prominent lawyer in the Buffalo area.[5] He married Alice Kyle.

Kent died of heart disease in 1949 at the age of 70.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Auburn Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1902)
1902 Auburn 2–2–1[n 1] 2–2–1[n 1] [n 1]
Auburn: 2–2–1 2–2–1
Total: 2–2–1


  1. ^ a b c M. S. Harvey coached the last two games of the season.