Alvin H. Culver

Alvin H. Culver
Culver from The Ninety-Six Syllabus
Date of birth: (1873-03-09)March 9, 1873[1]
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date of death: July 17, 1955(1955-07-17) (aged 82)[2]
Place of death: Cook County, Illinois, United States
Career information
Position(s): Head Coach
College: Northwestern
As coach:
1895–1896 Northwestern
As player:
Chicago Athletic Association

Alvin H. Culver (March 9, 1873 – July 17, 1955) was an American football player and coach. He served as the third head football coach at Northwestern University, coaching two seasons from 1895 to 1896 and compiling a record of 12–6–2. This ranks him 13th at Northwestern in total wins and third at Northwestern in winning percentage.[3] From 1892 to 1893, he also played college football, while attending the school. In 1894, he played for the Chicago Athletic Association alongside future Northwestern coach, Jesse Van Doozer, who had briefly dropped out of college to play one season with the team.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Purple (Independent) (1895)
1895 Northwestern 6–5
Northwestern Purple (Big Ten Conference) (1896)
1896 Northwestern 6–1–2 2–1–1 3rd
Northwestern: 12–6–2 2–1–1
Total: 12–6–2


External links

  • College Football Data Warehouse

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