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Amos Alonzo Stagg, ca. 1891
TitleAmos Alonzo Stagg, ca. 1891
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SubjectStagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965--Portraits; International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)--Students--Photographs; International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)--Alumni and alumnae-- Photographs; Football Coaches--United States; Coaching (Athletics)
DescriptionA photograph of Amos Alonzo Stagg, ca. 1891, while a student at the International Young Men's Christian Association College, now known as Springfield College. Stagg graduated in 1891 and served as an assistant physical education instructor at Springfield College from 1890-1892. He started the football program at Springfield College and played in the first basketball game, being the only faculty member to score a "basket ball goal" in their 5 to 1 loss to the students. His football teams at Springfield College were known as "Stagg's Eleven" or the "Stubby Christians". During the two years he coached and played football at Springfield College, the "Stubby Christians" went 10-11-1 and played in the first indoor football game in Madison Square Garden against the Yale Consolidated team on December 12, 1890. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Stagg came to be known as the "Grand Old Man of Football". He coached football at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Il.) from 1892-1932 and at the College of the Pacific from 1933 until his retirement in 1946. Over his career he won 314 games. Amos Alonzo Stagg died in 1965 at the age of 102.
CreatorW. H. Drew, Stereopticons, Boston, Mass., 1900-1910?
RelationIs part of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Collection. Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, Springfield, Massachusetts,
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