| File:George Foster Sanford Sr. at Rutgers in 1913.jpg |
Sanford in 1913
|Born||June 4, 1870|
Ashland, New York
|Died||May 23, 1938 (aged 67)|
Manhattan, New York City
|Head coaching record|
George Foster "Sandy" Sanford (June 4, 1870 – May 23, 1938) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Columbia University (1899–1901), the University of Virginia (1904), Yale University (c.1910) where his title was adviser and he took no pay, and Rutgers University (1913–1923), compiling a career college football record of 84–46–6. Sanford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1971.
Sanford was born on June 4, 1870. He played college football at Yale University. After retiring from coaching, Sanford was president of the insurance brokerage firm of Smyth, Sanford & Gerard, Inc. in Manhattan, New York City.
He died of a heart attack on May 23, 1938 at the age of 67 at Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Head coaching record
|Columbia Lions (Independent) (1899–1901)|
|Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1904)|
|Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1904)|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- "G. F. Sanford Dead; Football Leader. Former Coach at Columbia and Rutgers Was Gridiron Star at Yale for Four Years. A Team-Mate Of Hinkey. Also Played Center on Eleven With Heffelfinger. Earned His 'Y' as a Sprinter Joins Rutgers in 1913. Head of Insurance Firm". New York Times. May 24, 1938. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1938/05/24/98140019.pdf. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- George Sanford at the College Football Hall of Fame
- George Sanford (American football) at Find a Grave
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