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Encyclopedia > Edwin Sweetland

Edwin Regur Sweetland (January 10, 1875 - October 21, 1951) was a coach and athletic administrator at several universities including Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, Colgate, University of Kentucky, Miami University, West Virginia University, Tulane, and Alfred University. During his career he has been head coach of football, basketball, and crew. He is best known for being the first paid coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team and founding the Syracuse University Crew. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... Colgate in mid-August, towards the end of Summer. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Alfred University (Alfred) is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in western New York State, USA, an hour south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A crew comprises a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. ...


Sweetland attended Union College and was graduated from Cornell in 1899. When he attended Cornell, Sweetland rowed on the Varsity crew, and played a tackle on the football team. He also earned a law degree from the University of Kentucky. After coaching he very involved in Dryden, New York politics including serving as Supervisor of the Town and was also a member of the county draft board. Cornell is the name of some places in the United States of America. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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College coaching career

Hamilton College

After graduation Sweetland took his first coaching job as the head football coach at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He led the 1899 squad to a 8-2-1 record. He left for Syracuse University after his first season but returned and coached the 1903 football team to a 6-3-record. Durring the season Hamilton football team ran in to financial troubles and was unable to meet the financial offers from other institutions for Sweetland services and he left after the season.[1] Hamilton College is a private, independent liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... Clinton is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Clinton, Clinton County, New York Clinton, Dutchess County, New York Clinton, Oneida County, New York Clinton also is a name used to refer to the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ...


Hamilton football record

Year Overall (Conf./place) Bowl Game
1899 8-2-1 NA None
1903 6-3 NA None

1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

Syracuse University

In 1900 Sweetland became head coach for the Syracuse University Orange football team. He coached three years with a combined record of 20–5- 2. Sweetland also became Syracuse's first crew coach in 1900 and remained there for three years.. Chancellor James Roscoe Day assisted the rowing team by persuading Lyman Cornelius Smith to donate equipment. The Orange made its first appearance at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta on the Hudson River in 1901. The next year Sweetland resigned and was replaced in 1903 by James A. Ten Eyck Sr. Lyman Cornelius Smith (1834-1910) was an inventor and industrialist. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Syracuse football record

Year Overall (Conf./place) Bowl Game
1900 7-2-1 NA None
1901 6-2 NA None
1902 6-2-1 NA None

1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

The Ohio State University

In 1904 Sweetland became head coach for The Ohio State University football team. In his first year he led the Buckeyes to a 6-5 record. Of the Five losses only one was conference (Ohio Athletic Conference) rival, a close 4-2 decision to Oberlin. "Expectations were high for the 1904 team, driving the athletic association to purchase 1,500 additional bleacher seats to be installed on the east side of University Field. Unfortunately, the team and the expected crowds fell way short of all expectations." [2] Even with the disappointing season Sweetland’s team did accomplished a first in Ohio State history. It was the first Buckeye team to cross the goal line against University of Michigan. The next year he and the Buckeyes improved to 8-2-2. This team did not give up any points in Ohio Athletic Conference games. They did have a 0-0 tie to Case Institute of Technology. Case won the conference do to the fact they played and won two more games in conference than the Buckeyes. The two losses that season were to future Big Ten Conference rivals University of Michigan (0-40) and Indiana University (0-11). He finished with a combined record of 14–7-2 in his two years as the Buckeyes head man. 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... The Ohio Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Ohio. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


Ohio State football record

Year Overall (OAC./place) Bowl Game
1904 6-5 (2-1/2nd) None
1905 8-2-2 (2-0-1/2nd) None

1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Colgate University

Colgate football record

Year Overall (Conf./place) Bowl Game
1908 4-3 (---) None

1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

University of Kentucky

Kentucky football record

Year Overall (SIAA/place) Bowl Game
1909 9-1 (---) None
1910 7-2 (---) None
1912 7-2 (---) None

1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Miami Univestiy

In 1911 Sweetland left for one year to coach Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Sweetland replaced Harold Iddings who ended up replacing Sweetland as head basketball coach at UK. After scoring a 46-0 victory over Wilmington, Miami’s offence only scored 11 points and finished the season 2-4-2. One of his team’s losses was to his former employer the University of Kentucky by the score of 0-12. He returned to coach the Wildcats for the 1912 season. He was the last head coach to leave Miami with a loosing record until 1989 when Tim Rose‘s contract was not renewed. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Oxford is located in southwestern Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


Miami football record

Year Overall (OAC/place) Bowl Game
1911 2-4-2 (1-3-1/9th) None

1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...

West Virginia University

After the second stint at Kentucky, Sweetland moved on to West Virginia University for the 1913 season. After starting the season with two convincing wins over Davis & Elkins College and Waynesburg the Mountaineer stumbled the rest of the way to a 3-4-2 record. This did not sit well with West Virginia fans and alumni. “When WVU lost to (West Virginia) Wesleyan for the second straight season, 21-0, outraged alumni called for the hiring of a nationally known coach.” [3] West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Davis and Elkins College is a small residential liberal arts college of 650 students located in Elkins, West Virginia. ... Waynesburg is the name of two places in the United States: Waynesburg in Ohio, Waynesburg in Pennsylvania. ... West Virginia Wesleyan College is a regionally accredited private, co-educational, liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. ...


West Virginia football record

Year Overall (Conf./place) Bowl Game
1913 3-4-2 NA None

1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

Tulane University

In his only year as the Head coach for the Green Wave, Sweetland, had a record to 3-3-1. The highlight of the season was an 82-0 victory over Centenary and a 0-0 tie with archrival LSU in the season finale. A centenary is an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of an event. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or simply Louisiana State University or LSU is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ...


Tulane football record

Year Overall (SIAA/place) Bowl Game
1914 3-3-1 --- None

1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Alfred University

After leaving Tulane, Sweetland returned to his native Western New York and spent several seasons in a part time job as football coach at Alfred University. He took over the team in 1915 and coached it to a 4-2 record. The biggest win was a 13-7 victory over nearby Syracuse University’s freshman team. Under Sweetland leadership Saxons won regularly, posting a 17-5-0 record during his four years as coach. In 1917 he led Alfred to the school’s first unbeaten and untied season. Alfred University (Alfred) is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in western New York State, USA, an hour south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


References

Preceded by:
John Pulman
Hamilton Head Football Coaches
1899
Succeeded by:
Ralph W. Rymer
Preceded by:
Frank E. Wade
Syracuse Head Football Coaches
1900-1902
Succeeded by:
Jason B. Parish & Ancil C. Brown
Preceded by:
Chauncey L. Berrien
Hamilton Head Football Coaches
1903
Succeeded by:
Leigh C. Turner
Preceded by:
Perry Hale
Ohio State Head Football Coaches
1904-1905
Succeeded by:
A.E. Herenstein
Preceded by:
J. White Guyn
University of Kentucky Head Football Coaches
1909-1910
Succeeded by:
P.P. Douglass
Preceded by:
first paid coach
University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coaches
1909-1910
Succeeded by:
Harold Iddings
Preceded by:
Harold Iddings
Miami University Head Football Coaches
1911
Succeeded by:
James Donnelly
Preceded by:
Harold Iddings
University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coaches
1911-1912
Succeeded by:
John T. Tigert
Preceded by:
P.P. Douglass
University of Kentucky Head Football Coaches
1912
Succeeded by:
Alpha Brumage
Preceded by:
William P. Edmunds
West Virginia University Head Football Coaches
1913
Succeeded by:
Sol S. Metzger
Preceded by:
A. C. Hoffman
Tulane University Head Football Coaches
1914
Succeeded by:
Clark Shaughnessy
Preceded by:
???
Alfred University Head Football Coaches
1915-1918
Succeeded by:
Aloysius Wesbeacher

 
 

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