Edgar Wingard

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Edgar Wingard
Edgar Wingard.png
Wingard pictured in The Prism 1912, Maine yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1878-09-21)September 21, 1878[1]
Died July 31, 1927(1927-07-31) (aged 48)
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1903 Ohio Northern
1904–1905 Butler
1906 Western U. of Pennsylvania
1907–1908 LSU
1909 Carlisle (assistant)
1910–1911 Maine
1912 Maine (assistant)
1916–1917 Susquehanna
1918 Bucknell
1919 Susquehanna
1924–1925 Susquehanna
Basketball
1904–1906 Butler
1908–1909 LSU
1916–1917 Susquehanna
Baseball
1908–1909 LSU
1911 Maine
Track and Field
1907–1909 LSU
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
c. 1910 Maine
Head coaching record
Overall 77–39–5 (football)
21–12 (basketball)
19–30 (baseball)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 National (1908)
1 SIAA (1908)
1 Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1911)

Edgar Ramey Wingard (September 21, 1878 – July 31, 1927) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at seven different schools: Ohio Northern University (1903), Butler University (1904–1905), Western University of Pennsylvania—now known as the University of Pittsburgh (1906), Louisiana State University (1907–1908),[2] the University of Maine (1910–1911), Susquehanna University (1916–1917, 1919, 1924–1925), and Bucknell University (1918), compiling a career record of 77–39–5. In 1908, Wingard led his LSU team to a record of 10–0. The team has been recognized as a national champion by the National Championship Foundation, although LSU does not officially claim a national title that season. Wingard was the head coach of the basketball team at Butler from 1904 to 1906 and the head coach of the first LSU Tigers basketball team during the 1908–09 season.[3] He coached the LSU Tigers baseball team in 1908 and 1909[4] and the baseball team at Maine in 1911. Wingard also coached the LSU Tigers track and field team from 1907 to 1909.[5]

Wingard died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the summer of 1927 at a hospital in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.[6][7]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ohio Northern Polar Bears (Independent) (1903)
1903 Ohio Northern 7–5
Ohio Northern: 7–5
Butler Bulldogs (Independent) (1904)
1904 Butler 9–1
1905 Butler 7–3
Butler: 16–4
Western University of Pennsylvania Panthers (Independent) (1906)
1906 Western University of Pennsylvania 6–4
Pittsburgh: 6–4
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907–1908)
1907 LSU 7–3 3–1 7th L Bacardi
1908 LSU 10–0 2–0 1st
LSU: 17–3 5–1
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1910–1911)
1910 Maine 5–1–2
1911 Maine 6–2 1st
Maine: 11–3–2
Susquehanna Crusaders (Independent) (1916–1917)
1916 Susquehanna 4–5
1917 Susquehanna 1–0
Bucknell Bison (Independent) (1918)
1918 Bucknell 6–0
Bucknell: 6–0
Susquehanna Crusaders (Independent) (1919)
1919 Susquehanna 5–4–1
Susquehanna Crusaders (Independent) (1924–1925)
1924 Susquehanna 3–5
1925 Susquehanna 1–6–2
Susquehanna: 14–20–3
Total: 77–39–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Baseball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU Tigers (1908–1909)
1908 LSU 9–12
1909 LSU 7–10
LSU: 16–22
Maine Black Bears (1911)
1911 Maine 3–8
Maine: 3–8
Total: 19–30

References

  1. ^ World War I Draft Registration Card for Edgar Ramey Wingard, born Sept. 31, 1878, Ancestry.com.
  2. ^ "LSU Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). lsusports.net. p. 107. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  3. ^ "LSU Fighting Tigers Coaches". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ "Louisiana State University". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  5. ^ "LSU Track and Field Media Guide". lsusports.net. p. 7. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  6. ^ "Former University of Maine Coach, Wingard, Is Dead at Home in Penna". The Lewiston Daily Sun. November 5, 1927. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Here and There". The Gettsburg Times. August 2, 1927.("Gettysburg Rotarians will regret to learn of the death at Selinsgrove of Edgar R. Wingard, governor of the fifty-first district of Rotary International, from cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 48 years.")

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