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Bernie Bierman


Bernie Bierman

Bernie Bierman
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1894-03-11)March 11, 1894
Springfield, Minnesota
Died March 7, 1977(1977-03-07) (aged 82)
Laguna Hills, California
Playing career
1913–1915 Minnesota
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919–1921 Montana
1923–1924 Tulane (assistant)
1925–1926 Mississippi State
1927–1931 Tulane
1932–1941 Minnesota
1942 Iowa Pre-Flight
1945–1950 Minnesota
1919–1922 Montana
1925–1927 Mississippi State
1928–1930 Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 153–65–12 (football)
89–51 (basketball)
Bowls 0–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
5 National (1934–1936, 1940–1941)
3 Southern (1929–1931)
7 Big Ten (1933–1935, 1937–1938, 1940–1941)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1958)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1955 (profile)

Bernard W. "Bernie" Bierman (March 11, 1894 – March 7, 1977) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He coached from 1919 to 1950 except for a span during World War II when he served in the U.S. armed forces. Bierman was the head coach at the University of Montana (1919–1921), Mississippi State University (1925–1926), Tulane University (1927–1931), and his alma mater, the University of Minnesota (1932–1941, 1945–1950), compiling a career college football record of 153–65–12. At Minnesota, Bierman's Golden Gophers compiled a 93–35–6 record, won five national championships and seven Big Ten Conference titles, and completed five undefeated seasons. Bierman was also the head basketball coach at Montana (1919–1922), Mississippi State (1925–1927), and Tulane (1928–1930), tallying

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