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Carl Forkum

Carl Forkum
Forkum pictured in La Vie 1905, Penn State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1882-11-21)November 21, 1882
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Died March 19, 1934(1934-03-19) (aged 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State (1905)[1]
Washington & Jefferson[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


West Virginia

West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 13–6 (football)
59–27–1 (baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse

Carl Schurz Forkum was an

External links

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ College Football Reference West Virginia Football Records
  4. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers football coaching records
  5. ^ "Deaths of the Day", New Castle News, Monday, March 19, 1934, New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  6. ^ "Donora Mill Official Called by Death", Monessen Daily Independent, The, Monday, March 19, 1934, Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
  7. ^ [3]


Forkum died in 1934 of "complications of diseases" after a month in a hospital.[5] At the time of his death he worked for a steel company and served on the local school board.[6] He was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Pennsylvania.[7]

[4] His coaching record at West Virginia was 13 wins, 6 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 15th at West Virginia in total wins and seventh at West Virginia in winning percentage (.684).[3]

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