Evans Woollen

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Evans Woollen
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Biographical details
Born(1864-11-28)November 28, 1864
Indianapolis, Indiana
DiedMay 20, 1942(1942-05-20) (aged 77)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record

Evans Woollen (November 28, 1864 – May 20, 1942) was a lawyer, banker, political figure, and American football coach. Woollen graduated from Yale University in 1886 with a bachelor's degree and received a master's degree from Yale in 1889. He served as the head football coach at Wabash College in 1886 and at Indiana University in 1889, compiling a career college football record of 2–2–1. In 1912, Woollen founded the Fletcher Savings and Trust Company. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1896 and the United States Senate in 1926. Woollen was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the United States presidential election of 1928,[1] in which he won only his own state of Indiana and failed to capture the nomination.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1886)
1886 Wabash 2–0–1
Wabash: 2–0–1
Indiana Hoosiers (Independent) (1889)
1889 Indiana 0–2
Indiana: 0–2
Total: 2–2–1


  1. ^ "Evans Woollen, 77, Noted Banker, Dies". The New York Times. May 21, 1942. Retrieved June 16, 2010.

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