Samuel M. Hammond

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Samuel M. Hammond
S M Hammond - Lehigh.jpg
Hammond pictured in The Epitome 1899, Lehigh yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1870-10-24)October 24, 1870
New Canaan, Connecticut
Died November 20, 1934(1934-11-20) (aged 64)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896 Purdue
1897 Lehigh
Head coaching record
Overall 7–9–1

Samuel Mowbray Hammond (October 24, 1870 – November 20, 1934)[1] was an American football coach and physician. He served as the head coach at Purdue University for one season in 1896 and at Lehigh University for one season in 1897, compiling a career record of 7–9–1.

Coaching career[edit]


Hammond's first coaching position was for the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana. Highlights of his one season as coach include a victory of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the DePauw Tigers.


Hammond was named the sixth head football coach at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and he held that position for the 1897 season. His coaching record at Lehigh was 3–7.

Medical career and death[edit]

Hammond graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 1893. While coaching football at Purdue, he was also a member of the physics faculty. Hammond practiced medicine as an ear and eye specialist in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut for nearly four decades. He died at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 20, 1934.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Western Conference) (1896)
1896 Purdue 4–2–1 0–2–1 T–6th
Purdue: 4–2–1 0–2–1
Lehigh Brown and White (Independent) (1897)
1897 Lehigh 3–7
Lehigh: 3–7
Total: 7–9–1