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Encyclopedia > Harry Mehre

Harry J. Mehre (September 18, 1901 in Huntington, Indiana - September 27, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American athlete and football coach. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 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). ... Huntington is a city located in Huntington County, Indiana. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Mehre attended the University of Notre Dame and played center on both the football and basketball teams (serving as co-captain for the 1919-1920 basketball team and captain of the 1920-1921 team). He graduated in 1922 and played in that year and 1923 with the Minneapolis Marines of the National Football League, also serving as head coach in 1923. Mehre was also a football line coach and head basketball coach at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a leading Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The University of Saint Thomas (also known as UST or simply St. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...


In 1924, Mehre came to the University of Georgia (UGA) as an assistant coach under George Woodruff. Upon Woodruff's retirement, Mehre became head coach and compiled a 50-34-6 record over ten years (1928 to 1937). He also served as the head coach at the University of Mississippi from 1938 to 1945. He compiled a 39-26-1 record there. The University of Georgia, is located approximately 70 miles north-east of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia and is the largest institution of higher learning and research in the State of Georgia. ... George Cecil Kid Woodruff, Sr. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...


Mehre was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. He died in Atlanta in 1978. In 1986, Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall was dedicated on the UGA campus in honor of Mehre and fellow Bulldogs coach Wally Butts. Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. ... James Wallace Wally Butts (February 7, 1905 – December 17, 1973) was the head football coach (seasons 1939 through 1960) and athletic director (1939 to 1963) at the University of Georgia. ...


References

  • Georgiadogs.com bio of George Woodruff
  • History of the University of Georgia, Thomas Walter Reed, Imprint: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia, ca.1949, pp.3543-3561
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for George Woodruff
Preceded by:
George Woodruff
Georgia Bulldogs Head Football Coach
1928–1937
Succeeded by:
Joel Hunt
Preceded by:
Ed Walker
Ole Miss Rebels Head Football Coach
1938–1945
Succeeded by:
Harold Drew
Georgia Bulldogs Head Football Coaches
Herty • Brown • Winston • WarnerMcCarthy • Saussy • Jones • Reynolds • Dickinson • Barnard • Whitney • Bocock • Coulter • Dobson • Cunningham • StegemanWoodruffMehreHuntButts • Griffith • Dooley • Goff • DonnanRicht
Ole Miss Rebels Head Football Coaches
Bondurant • Clark • Fairbanks • Hollister • Scarbrough • Lyon • Estes • Shibley • Martin • Harvey • Hammond • Mason • Stauffer • De Tray • Driver • Robbins • Noble • Sullivan • Cowell • Barnard • Hazel • Walker • Mehre • Drew • Vaught • Kinard • Cooper • SloanBrewer • Dunn • TubervilleCutcliffeOrgeron

 
 

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