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 Earl “Red” Blaik

Earl “Red” Blaik

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 5 May 1989 (aged 92)
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section 10, Row G, Grave 131
Memorial ID 3656 · View Source
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College Football Coach. He graduated from the United States Militiary Academy in 1920, but left the Army two years later. He worked as an assistant football coach for the University of Wisconsin and for the USMA before becoming head coach of Dartmouth's football team in 1934. In seven seasons there he led Dartmouth to a 45-15-4 record, and an undefeated 1937 season. He took over the USMA football team in 1941, and led it until 1958, compiling a stellar record in the process. Led by College Football greats Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, Army did not lose a game between 1946 and 1948. He weathered a 1951 cheating scandal that forced him to lose 37 players through expulsion (including his son, starting quarterback Bob Blaik) to build a team that would have 6 more wining seasons. When he retired in 1958 he had a career record of 166 wins, 48 losses, and 14 ties. He was subsequently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 2 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl “Red” Blaik (15 Feb 1897–5 May 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3656, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .