American Football Database
American Football Database
Earl Krieger
File:Earl Krieger.png
Krieger pictured in Athena 1920, Ohio yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1896-08-30)August 30, 1896
Columbus, Ohio
DiedNovember 10, 1960(1960-11-10) (aged 64)
Bexley, Ohio
Playing career
Position(s)End, fullback, halfback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall3–1–1 (football)
4–10 (basketball)
7–1 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Northwest Ohio League (1921)

Earl Carlton "Irish" Krieger (August 30, 1896 – November 10, 1960) was an American football and basketball player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and official in football and basketball. He was the third head football coach at Bowling Green State Normal School—now known as Bowling Green State University—serving for one season in 1921 and compiling a record of 3–1–1. Krieger was also the head basketball coach at Bowling Green State Normal during the 1921–22 season, tallying a mark of 4–10, and the school's head baseball coach in the spring of 1922, notching a record of 7–1. Krieger played college football at Ohio University, from which he graduated in 1920. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL), for the Detroit Tigers in 1921 and the Columbus Panhandles in 1922.

In addition to coaching at Bowling Green, Krieger was also a member of the football coaching staffs at his alma mater and at the University of Tennessee. For 25 years until his retirement in 1953, he worked as a football and basketball official for the Big Ten Conference. He was also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's football rules committee. Krieger died at the age of 64 on November 10, 1960.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Bowling Green State Normal (Northwest Ohio League) (1921)
1921 Bowling Green State Normal 3–1–1 1st
Bowling Green: 3–1–1
Total: 3–1–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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