Samuel Archer

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Samuel Archer
Biographical details
Born(1870-12-23)December 23, 1870
Chesterfield, Virginia
DiedJanuary 15, 1941(1941-01-15) (aged 70)
Atlanta, Georgia
Playing career
1898–1901Colgate
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905–1908Morehouse
1912–1915Morehouse
Head coaching record
Overall35–2–5

Samuel Howard "Big Boy" Archer Sr. (December 23, 1870 – January 15, 1941) was an American football player and coach and educator. He served as the head football coach at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1905 to 1908 and again from 1912 to 1915, compiling a record of 35–2–5.[1]

Archer was a graduate of Colgate University. He was president of Morehouse from 1931 to 1937 and a mathematics professor at the school until his death in 1941.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Morehouse Maroon Tigers (Independent) (1905–1908)
1905 Morehouse 4–0
1906 Morehouse 4–0
1907 Morehouse 5–0–1
1908 Morehouse 7–0
Morehouse Maroon Tigers (Independent) (1912)
1912 Morehouse 5–0
Morehouse Maroon Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1913–1915)
1913 Morehouse 3–1–2
1914 Morehouse 5–1
1915 Morehouse 2–0–2
Morehouse: 35–2–5
Total: 35–2–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Morehouse Maroon Tigers. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Samuel Howard Archer Collection". Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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