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Amos Alonzo Stagg
Birth: Aug. 16, 1862
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1965
Stockton
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Hall of Fame Football and Basketball Figure. One of the most innovative forces in sports history, he paved the way for modern football and basketball on both the collegiate and professional levels with his introduction of strategies and methods for which are commonplace today. Stagg was born in Orange, New Jersey and attended Yale University where he was a model student. He excelled at football and baseball, while receiving offers to play the later professionally. His coaching career was launched in 1890, initially at Springfield College (1890 to 1891), followed by the University of Chicago (1892 to 1932). While at the later, he coached both football and basketball in addition to serving as athletic director. His significant contribution to basketball was the usage of five players on the floor per-team. He guided the University of Chicago to seven Big Ten titles. He moved onto the College of Pacific (1933 to 1946) and at the conclusion of his football-coaching career, he totaled 314 wins. Among the many devised football options Stagg introduced include the end-around, man-in-motion, huddle and fake punt, to name a few. In addition, he is responsible for player uniform numbers. He is credited by many as being the inventor of the batting cage used in baseball. He was a charter member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 as both a player and coach and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959. Notre Dame legend Knute Rockne was once quoted as saying "All football comes from Stagg". (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Stella R Robertson Stagg (1875 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Amos Alonzo Stagg (1899 - 1996)*
  Paul Stagg (1909 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home
Manteca
San Joaquin County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Dear Mr. Stagg, as an alumni of the high school named in your honor in Stockton, I have followed you and been made aware of your many achievements in the area of football. May you rest in peace through the eternities.
- Kathy Heath
 Added: Mar. 4, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014
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