Carl Lane Clemans
Biographical details
BornJune 1, 1871[1]
DiedOctober 7, 1941(1941-10-07) (aged 70)
Everett, Washington
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Carl Lane "Clem" Clemans (June 1, 1871 – October 7, 1941) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Washington in 1897 and at Stanford University in 1902, compiling a career record of 7–3.

Clemans played college football at Stanford in its first two years of existence, from 1891 to 1892, and served as the team's first captain.[2][3] Clemans played in the first two games of what would become the Big Game between Stanford and Cal, and scored the first two touchdowns in that series.[2]

Clemens was also notable as the founder of the Stanford Beta Chi chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity, which was notable as the first major west coast chapter. He subsequently organized the University of California, Berkeley Beta Psi chapter.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washington (Independent) (1897)
1897 Washington 1–2
Washington: 1–2
Stanford (Independent) (1902)
1902 Stanford 6–1
Stanford: 6–1
Total: 7–3


  1. [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. p. 30. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  3. UP (October 10, 1941). "First Stanford Captain Dies". Lodi News-Sentinel. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  4. "The Move West". History. Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Nu. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

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