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Harry E. Trout

Harry E. Trout
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team West Virginia University
Biographical details
Born (1876-04-04)April 4, 1876
Lykens, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Lafayette University[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903 West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 7-1-0 (0.875)
College Football Data Warehouse

Harry Edgar Trout was the ninth head college football coach for the West Virginia University Mountaineers located in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for the 1903 season. [2] His coaching record at West Virginia was 7 wins, 1 loss, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 20th at West Virginia in total wins and second at West Virginia in winning percentage (0.875). [3]

Trout was the first coach at West Virginia to record a victory over rival Washington and Jefferson College with a 6-0 win on November 26, 1903. The game marked not only the first victory over Washington and Jefferson, but the first time after nine attempts West Virginia had managed to score against the "Presidents".[4]

He graduated from Lafayette in 1903 and married Jane McBride of Portland, Oregon in January 1913 at Chicago.[5] Trout later worked for a steel company in Pennsylvania.[6]


External links

  • West Virginia University athletics website

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