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Andrew Kerr

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1913–1921  Pittsburgh (assistant)
1924–1925  Stanford (assistant)
1929–1946  Colgate
Role  Festival co-founder
Books  Intolerably Hip
1922–1923  Stanford
1926–1928  Washington & Jefferson
Name  Andrew Kerr
Movies  Glastonbury Fayre
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Sport(s)  Football, basketball, track and field
Born  October 7, 1878 Cheyenne, Wyoming (1878-10-07)
Died  October 6, 2014, Yeovil, United Kingdom

Andrew "Andy" Kerr, IV (October 7, 1878 – February 17, 1969) was an American football, basketball, and track and field coach. He served as the head football coach at Stanford University (1922–1923), Washington & Jefferson College (1926–1928), Colgate University (1929–1946), and Lebanon Valley College (1947–1949), compiling a career college football record of 137–71–14. His 1932 Colgate team went a perfect 9–0, was not scored upon, and was named a national champion by Parke H. Davis. Kerr was also the head basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh for one season (1921–1922) and at Stanford for four seasons (1922–1926), tallying a career college basketball mark of 54–26. In addition, he coached track and field at Pittsburgh from 1913 to 1921. Kerr was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. Colgate's home football stadium, Andy Kerr Stadium, was dedicated in his honor in 1966.

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Early years

Kerr was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Kerr. His family moved east to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where Kerr attended secondary school. He attended Dickinson College, where he played baseball, and track. He then moved on to the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as the head track and field coach from 1913 until 1922, as an assistant football coach, and for one season, the head basketball coach, leading that squad to a 12–8 record in 1921–22. While at Pitt as an assistant football coach also in charge of the freshman football squad, he served as a member of the staff of legendary head coach Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner.

Football head coaching career

In 1922, Warner accepted the head coaching job at Stanford University. Due to Warner's contractual obligations at Pitt, he sent Kerr to act as Stanford's head coach until his arrival in 1924. Kerr posted an 11–7 record in his two seasons as head and remained with Warner as an assistant for two more seasons. He also coached the Stanford men's basketball team from 1922 to 1926.

Kerr served as the 23rd head football coach at Colgate University. He held that position for eighteen seasons, from 1929 until 1946. His overall coaching record at Colgate was 95–50–7. Kerr's 95 wins are the second most in program in history. His 1932 Colgate squad was undefeated, and did not allow a single point all season. The team expected to be invited to play in the Rose Bowl but did not get an invitation, earning the label "undefeated, untied, unscored upon, and uninvited."

References

Andrew Kerr Wikipedia


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