Winter pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
|Born||August 8, 1872|
|Died||May 10, 1947 (aged 74)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest (1893)|
Wallace Charles Winter Sr. (August 8, 1872 – May 10, 1947) was an American football player a nd coach. He played tackle for Yale University from 1890 to 1892 and was selected to the 1891 College Football All-America Team.
After graduating from Yale, Winter became a competitive golfer.
Winter served as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota for the 1893 Golden Gophers season, leading the team to a 6–0 overall record including a 3–0 mark in Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest league play. He was known for working the players extremely hard, to the point that "they considered the actual games to be breathers compared to the scrimmages.":4 but agreed to the conditions as long as he could act as the referee.:5
Winters's son, Wallace C. Winter Jr., was a back for the Yale football team, but quit the team to serve as an aviator in France during World War I. The younger Winter was killed in action in March 1918 while flying behind enemy lines in Germany. Winter had earlier been reported missing, but survived that episode to receive the Croix de Guerre in Feb 1917.
Head coaching record
|Minnesota Golden Gophers (Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest) (1893)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Papas Jr., Al (1990). Gopher Sketchbook. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Nodin Press.
- The General Alumni Association (1928). Martin Newell (ed.). The History of Minnesota Football. The General Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota.
- "War Cross for Former Yale Back" (PDF). The New York Times. February 19, 1918.
- "War's Toll of American Officers in First Year; Twenty-seven Killed in France or Lost in Naval Fighting Zone Since Last April, While Many Others Have Died in Training at Home" (PDF). The New York Times. March 24, 1918.
- "U.S. Airman May Still Be Alive". Tyrone Daily Herald. March 30, 1918.