Ralph Thacker

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Ralph Thacker
Ralph W Thacker.png
Thacker pictured in The Forester 1917, Lake Forest yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1880-09-13)September 13, 1880
Michigan
Died April 12, 1962(1962-04-12) (aged 81)
Alma mater Olivet College (1909)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1907 Central Michigan
1912 Nebraska State Normal
1913–1914 Wyoming
1915 Lake Forest
Basketball
1911–1913 Nebraska State Normal
1913–1915 Wyoming
1915–1916 Lake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 7–22–2 (football)
24–17 (basketball)

Ralph William Thacker (September 13, 1880 – April 12, 1962) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Central Michigan University in 1907, at Nebraska State Normal School—now known as Peru State College—in 1912, the University of Wyoming from 1913 to 1914, and Lake Forest College in 1915, compiling a career college football record of 7–22–2. Thacker was also the head basketball Nebraska State Normal from 1911 to 193, at Wyoming from 1913 to 1915, and at Lake Forest for the 1915–16 season. Thacker died on April 12, 1962.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central Michigan Normalites (Independent) (1907)
1907 Central Michigan 2–4
Central Michigan: 2–4
Nebraska State Normal () (1912)
1912 Nebraska State Normal 2–4–2
Nebraska State Normal: 2–4–2
Wyoming Cowboys (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1913–1914)
1913 Wyoming 0–5 0–5 7th
1914 Wyoming 1–5 0–5 8th
Wyoming: 1–10 0–10
Lake Forest Foresters (Little Five Conference) (1915)
1915 Lake Forest 2–4
Lake Forest: 2–4
Total: 7–22–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ralph Thacker, Ex-Coach, Dies". The Lincoln Star. Lincoln, Nebraska. April 13, 1962. p. 3. Retrieved May 14, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 

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