This is the article about the American Football player and coach Edward E. "Blue" Howell. For the United States politician, see Edward Howell.
Blue Howell
Biographical details
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Omaha, Nebraska
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1929-1937Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Edward E. "Blue" Howell was an American football player and coach in the United States.

Playing careerEdit

Howell played with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers under head coach Ernest E. Bearg from 1926 until 1928. Weiging 185 pounds, he was the lightest member of the team[1] but was considered one of the best fullbacks in the Big Six Conference that year.[2] He was inducted into the program's "Hall of Fame" in 1978.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Coach Edward "Blue" Howell was the fifth head football coach for the Pittsburg State Gorillas located in Pittsburg, Kansas and he held that position for 8 seasons, from 1929 until 1937. His coaching record at Pitt State was 35 wins, 30 losses, and 6 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him seventh at Pitt State in total wins and 10th at the school in winning percentage (.535).[4]

He died of a heart attack in 1964 at his home in Omaha.[5]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1929–1937)
1929 Pittsburg State 1-5-2
1930 Pittsburg State 6-3
1931 Pittsburg State 4-5
1932 Pittsburg State 6-1-2
1933 Pittsburg State 4-3-2
1934 Pittsburg State 6-3
1935 Pittsburg State 6-3
1937 Pittsburg State 2-7
Pittsburg State: 35-30-6
Total: 35-30-6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. Time "Football" December 3, 1928
  2. 1927 RUSHING SHOWDOWN By James Mark Purcell
  3. University of Nebraska Cornhuskers Athletic Hall of Fame
  4. College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburg State University Gorrillas all-time coaching records
  5. Columbus Daily Telegram, Wednesday, April 15, 1964, Columbus, Nebraska, United States Of America

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