American Football Database
American Football Database
Frank A. Piekarski
File:Frank A. Piekarski.jpg
Sport(s)College football
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
BornAugust 17, 1879[1]
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 15, 1951
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905-1907Washington & Jefferson
Head coaching record

Frank Anthony Piekarski (August 17, 1879 - August 15, 1951) was a college football player and coach, later serving as judge in Pennsylvania. Piekarski is of Polish descent.

As a college football player for the Penn Quakers football, he was named to the 1904 College Football All-America Team as a consensus pick.[2] In 1903, he was a third team All American.[2] He was among the first Polish-Americans to gain recognition in college football.[2]

He was head coach of Washington & Jefferson football from 1905 to 1907, amassing a record of 25-7.[3]

He was also a lawyer; in 1933, he became a judge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.[4]

Piekarski died in 1951 at Pittsburgh Hospital in Pittsburgh.[5][6]

In 2005, he was named to the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washington & Jefferson (Independent) (1905–190)
1905 Washington & Jefferson 9-3
1906 Washington & Jefferson 9-2
1907 Washington & Jefferson 7-2
Total: 25-7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.