Profile of Amos Alonzo Stagg
Amos Alonzo Stagg was 5’6″ tall, according to the College Football Hall of Fame… He married Stella Robertson on September 10, 1894, and they had three children: Amos Jr. (b. 1899), Ruth (b. ?) and Paul (b. 1909). Stella died in 1964 at age 88… The College of the Pacific later became the University of the Pacific; Stockton College was also called Stockton Junior College and San Joaquin Delta College… At Yale, Stagg was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and the Skull and Bones Society… Stagg “coached track for 32 years, baseball for 19 years, and basketball for one season” while at Chicago… He also “invented the batting cage for baseball and the trough for overflow in swimming pools,” according to his entry at the College Football Hall of Fame… Amos Alonzo Stagg’s 41 years as head coach at one school were a college football record until surpassed by Joe Paterno in 2007. Paterno was head coach at Penn State from 1966 until he was fired in 2011.
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