Whitney L. Van Cleve

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Whitney L. Van Cleve
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1922-04-06)April 6, 1922
Kokomo, Indiana
Died January 21, 1997(1997-01-21) (aged 74)
Montgomery, Alabama
Playing career
1940–1941 Tuskegee
1946–1947 Tuskegee
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
c. 1950 Grambling State (assistant)
1955–1963 Tuskegee
1964–1968 Alabama State
1969–1973 Hampton
1977–1979 Albany State
Head coaching record
Overall 91–111–10

Whitney L. Van Cleve (April 6, 1922 – January 21, 1997) was an American football player and coach

Coaching career[edit]

Van Cleve began his coaching career as an assistant at Grambling State University under Eddie Robinson.[1]


Van Cleve was the ninth head football coach at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1955 until 1963. His coaching record at Tuskegee was 42–35–5.[2]

Alabama State[edit]

Van Cleve became the 15th head coach at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama starting the 1964 season, and he remained there for the next five seasons. He posted a record of 35–14–1.[3]


Van Cleve was the 13th head football coach at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Unlike his success at Alabama State, Van Cleve posted a record of 3–44–1.[4]


  1. ^ Dempsey, John (February 14, 1997). "Ex-Kat made an impact on college football". Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, Indiana. Retrieved May 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Tuskegee University#Sports coaching records
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Alabama State Coaching Records
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Hampton College Coaching Records

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