Ross MacKechnie

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Ross MacKechnie
MacKechnie pictured in Reveille 1934, Mississippi State yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1895-12-24)December 24, 1895
Graham Island, North Dakota
DiedAugust 15, 1967(1967-08-15) (aged 71)[1]
San Francisco County, California
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1933–1934Mississippi State
Head coaching record

Archibald Ross MacKechnie (December 24, 1895 – August 15, 1967) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi State University from the 1933 through 1934 seasons. During his two-season tenure, MacKechnie compiled an overall record of seven wins, twelve losses and one tie (7–12–1).[2][3] A captain in the Army at the time, MacKechnie also had responsibility for instructing the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the time.[4]

During World War II, MacKechnie commanded the 162nd Infantry Regiment during operations in New Guinea during the Salamaua–Lae campaign.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi State Maroons (Southeastern Conference) (1933–1934)
1933 Mississippi State 3–6–1 1–5–1 12th
1934 Mississippi State 4–6 0–5 12th
Mississippi State: 7–12–1 1–10–1
Total: 7–12–1


  1. ^ "Archibald R Mackechnie". United States Social Security Death Index. Family Search. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ross MacKechnie Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Galbraith, Joe; Nemeth, Mike, eds. (2006). 2006 Mississippi State Football Media Guide (PDF). Birmingham, Alabama: EBSCO Media. p. 128. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 11, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Barner, W.G. (1982). Mississippi Mayhem. Leisure Press. p. 153. ISBN 9780932520043.
  5. ^ Bradley, Phillip (2010). To Salamaua. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University Press. p. 162. ISBN 9780521763905.