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 Kenneth Webster “Jack” Mollenkopf

Kenneth Webster “Jack” Mollenkopf

Birth
Convoy, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Dec 1975 (aged 72)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 10035 · View Source
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Member, National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, The US College Football Hall of Fame, Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame and Purdue University Athletic Hall of Fame. A star in football and baseball at Bowling Green State University, he subsequently won three unofficial state championships as football coach of Toledo (Ohio) Waite HS. He served Purdue as an assistant football coach from 1947-55 and head football coach from 1956-1969. His record of 84-39-9 makes him the school's most winning coach. Noted for coaching his best in big games, his teams won the 1967 Rose Bowl and were 10-4 and 11-2-1, respectively against in-state rivals Notre Dame and Indiana University. He held a winning record over all Big Ten opponents except Ohio State. Among the All-American players he coached were Bob Griese, Mike Phipps, Len Dawson, Leroy Keyes and Lamar Lundy. Purdue's Mollenkopf Athletic Center is named in his honor.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth Webster “Jack” Mollenkopf (25 Nov 1903–3 Dec 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10035, citing Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .