Walter Abbott (American football)

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Walter Abbott
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1936/1937 (age 78–79)
Rumford, Maine
Playing career
1955–1957 Maine
Position(s) Guard, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1966 Maine (assistant)
1967–1975 Maine
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1991–1992 Maine (interim AD)
1994–1995 Maine (interim AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 27–53
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Yankee (1974)

Walter H. Abbott is a former American football player and coach, college athletics administrator, and university professor. He served as the head football coach at the University of Maine from 1967 through 1975, compiling a record of a 27–53. His Maine Black Bears football team won a share of Yankee Conference championship in 1974. Abbott served two stints as interim athletic director at Maine, from 1991 to 1992 and again from 1994 to 1995.[1] He also was a member of the university's faculty until his retirement in 2010.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference) (1967–1975)
1967 Maine 0–8 0–5 6th
1968 Maine 3–5 2–3 T–3rd
1969 Maine 5–4 3–2 T–2nd
1970 Maine 3–5 1–4 5th
1971 Maine 2–6 1–4 6th
1972 Maine 3–6 1–4 5th
1973 Maine 3–7 2–4 5th
1974 Maine 4–6 4–2 T–1st
1975 Maine 4–6 1–4 T–4th
Maine: 27–53 15–32
Total: 27–53
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haskell, Stu. The Maine Book: University of Maine Athletics 1881–2007 (PDF). p. 6.1. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Retiree Abbott reflects on 55 years at UMaine". Bangor Daily News. June 2, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 

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