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Harry Gamage
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1900-02-03)February 3, 1900
Macomb, Illinois
DiedAugust 22, 1994(1994-08-22) (aged 94)
Mesa, Arizona
Playing career
Football
1919
1921

Western Illinois
Illinois
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1922
1923
1924–1926
1927–1933
1934–1941
1946–1955

Basketball
1922–1923

Fairmont HS (WV)
Parkersburg HS (WV)
Illinois (freshmen)
Kentucky
South Dakota
South Dakota


Fairmont HS (WV)
Head coaching record
Overall114–92–12 (college football)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 NCC (1938–1939, 1947, 1951)

Harry G. Gamage (February 3, 1900 – August 22, 1994) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach the University of Kentucky from 1927 to 1933 and at the University of South Dakota from 1934 to 1941 and again from 1946 to 1955, compiling a career college football record of 114–92–12.

A native of Macomb, Illinois, Gamage attended and played football at Western Illinois State Normal School—now Western Illinois University—and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[1]

He coached at University of Kentucky from 1927 to 1933 and, during his tenure, compiled a 32–25–5 record, including his best season of 6–1–1 in 1929. He subsequently became the head football coach at the University of South Dakota, where he served from 1934 to 1941 and, following World War II service, from 1946 to 1955.

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky Wildcats (Southern Conference) (1927–1932)
1927 Kentucky 3–6–1 1–5 21st
1928 Kentucky 4–3–1 2–2–1 T–9th
1929 Kentucky 6–1–1 3–1–1 6th
1930 Kentucky 5–3 4–3 T–10th
1931 Kentucky 5–2–2 4–2–2 6th
1932 Kentucky 4–5 4–5 12th
Kentucky Wildcats (Southern Conference) (1933)
1933 Kentucky 5–5 2–3 T–9th
Kentucky: 32–25–5 18–21–4
South Dakota Coyotes (North Central Conference) (1934–1941)
1934 South Dakota 2–7 0–4 5th
1935 South Dakota 5–3–1 1–3–1 T–4th
1936 South Dakota 4–3–2 3–1 2nd
1937 South Dakota 6–4 4–1 2nd
1938 South Dakota 7–1 5–0 1st
1939 South Dakota 4–5 4–1 T–1st
1940 South Dakota 4–5–1 2–1–1 3rd
1941 South Dakota 6–2 4–1 2nd
South Dakota Coyotes (North Central Conference) (1946–1955)
1946 South Dakota 2–4 1–2 6th
1947 South Dakota 7–2 4–0 1st
1948 South Dakota 7–3 4–1 2nd
1949 South Dakota 2–5–2 2–2–2 5th
1950 South Dakota 4–5 3–3 5th
1951 South Dakota 7–1 6–0 1st
1952 South Dakota 4–3–1 3–2–1 T–3rd
1953 South Dakota 2–6 2–4 T–5th
1954 South Dakota 5–4 3–3 T–3rd
1955 South Dakota 4–4 3–3 T–4th
South Dakota: 82–67–7 54–32–5
Total: 114–92–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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