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Fred Dawson

Fred Dawson
Dawson from 1921 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1884-04-26)April 26, 1884
Warren, Massachusetts
Died August 18, 1965(1965-08-18) (aged 81)
Omaha, Nebraska
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1912–1916 Union (NY)
1917 Princeton (freshmen)
1918–1919 Columbia
1921–1924 Nebraska
1925–1928 Denver
1931–1933 Virginia
1912–1917 Union (NY)
1918–1919 Columbia
1918 Princeton
1919 Columbia
Head coaching record
Overall 79–55–13 (football)
56–24 (basketball)
11–11 (baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse

Frederick Thomas Dawson (April 26, 1884 – August 18, 1965) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Union College in Schenectady, New York (1912–1916), Columbia University (1918–1919), the University of Nebraska (1921–1924), the University of Denver (1925–1928), and the University of Virginia (1931–1933). Dawson also coached the basketball team at Columbia during the 1918–19 season and baseball at Princeton University in 1918 and at Columbia in 1919.


  • Early life 1
  • Later life 2
  • Head coaching record 3
    • Football 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Dawson was born to Sylvester and Elizabeth Peers Dawson, the 11th of 12 children. Dawson was a 1910 graduate of Princeton University.

Later life

Health problems eventually forced Dawson to leave the coaching field. After retiring from coaching, he became an industrial psychologist and a well known public speaker. Dawson died on August 18, 1965 at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing
Union Dutchmen (Independent) (1912–1916)
1912 Union 5–1–2
1913 Union 3–5
1914 Union 8–0
1915 Union 6–1–1
1916 Union 5–3
Union: 27–10–3
Columbia Lions (Independent) (1918–1919)
1918 Columbia 5–1
1919 Columbia 2–4–3
Columbia: 7–5–3
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1921–1924)
1921 Nebraska 7–1 3–0 1st
1922 Nebraska 7–1 5–0 1st
1923 Nebraska 4–2–2 3–0–2 1st
1924 Nebraska 5–3 3–1 2nd
Nebraska: 23–7–2 14–1–2
Denver Pioneers (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1925–1928)
1925 Denver 1–6 1–6 11th
1926 Denver 4–4 4–4 T–6th
1927 Denver 5–2 5–1 2nd
1928 Denver 4–4–1 3–4–1 7th
Denver: 14–16–1 13–15–1
Virginia Cavaliers (Southern Conference) (1931–1933)
1931 Virginia 1–7–2 0–5–1 22nd
1932 Virginia 5–4 2–3 T–13th
1933 Virginia 2–6–2 1–3–1 8th
Virginia: 8–17–4 3–11–2
Total: 79–55–13

Table references[2]


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