American football head coach
1894 – 1977
Who was Bernie Bierman?
Bernard W. "Bernie" Bierman was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He coached from 1919 to 1950 except for a span during World War II when he served in the U.S. armed forces. Bierman was the head coach at the University of Montana, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, and his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, compiling a career college football record of 153–65–12. At Minnesota, Bierman's Golden Gophers compiled a 93–35–6 record, won five national championships and seven Big Ten Conference titles, and completed five undefeated seasons. Bierman was also the head basketball coach at Montana, Mississippi State, and Tulane, tallying a career college basketball mark of 89–51.
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