Fred Furman
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Furman pictured in Reveille 1908, Mississippi State yearbook
Biographical details
BornOctober 1881
DiedDecember 29, 1938(1938-12-29) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California
Alma materCornell University[2]
Head coaching record

Fred John Furman[2] (October 1881 – December 29, 1938)[3] was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University) for the 1907 and 1908 seasons. During his two-season tenure, Furman compiled an overall record of nine wins and seven losses (9–7).[4][5]

Fred lettered for Cornell in the 1904 and 1905 seasons under head coach Pop Warner. Fred's brother, Harry "Little" Furman, played for Mississippi A&M in 1907 and 1908, and was the captain of the 1908 team. Harry is tied with Anthony Dixon for third on the single season rushing touchdown list at Mississippi State having scored 14 in 1907.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907–1908)
1907 Mississippi A&M 6–3 2–3
1908 Mississippi A&M 3–4 1–3
Mississippi A&M: 9–7 3–6
Total: 9–7
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. Cornell Senior Class Book 1906
  2. 2.0 2.1 The M book of athletics, Mississippi A. and M. college, Volume 2
  3. "FORMER BUTTE MAN IS SUICIDE. - Fred J. Furman Kills Self to Assure Family Funds", Billings Gazette, December 31, 1938, Billings, Montana
  4. DeLassus, David. "Fred Furman Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  5. Galbraith, Joe; Nemeth, Mike, eds. (2006) (PDF). 2006 Mississippi State Football Media Guide. Birmingham, Alabama: EBSCO Media. p. 128. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  6. 2013 Mississippi State University Football Media Guide

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