A. W. Shepard biography

A. W. Shepard

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1865 –

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Who is A. W. Shepard?

Alvin Wayland Shepard was an American football coach and player, and later a school principal. He served as the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1892 to 1893, compiling a record of 9–6. Shepard played college football at Cornell University from 1889 through 1891. He graduated from Cornell in 1891 with a Bachelor of Science degree and left for the University of Kansas the following year to do post-graduate work. While at Kansas he was a player-coach in that he not only coached the team for 2 years, but he also played on the team as a right end. After his 2 year stint as the head coach and a player at Kansas, Shepard received his M.S. in physics from the University of Kansas in 1893 and he returned to his native New York where he married his wife, Josephine Rebecca Frost, on August 3, 1896. He was a school principal for many years in Buffalo, New York. Shepard died on January 13, 1951 in his hometown of North Evans, New York survived by a son, Alvin Frost Shepard, and two daughters, Rebecca Shepard and Margaret Shepard.

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Born
Aug 21, 1865
North Evans

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on July 23, 2013

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