American Football Database
American Football Database
Harry P. Cross
Biographical details
Born(1873-09-29)September 29, 1873
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
DiedMarch 12, 1955(1955-03-12) (aged 81)
Miami Beach, Florida
Playing career
Head coaching record

Harry Parsons Cross (September 29, 1873 – March 12, 1955) was an American football player and coach.

Athletic and coaching career

Cross played center for Yale University's football team from 1893 to 1895.[1] He was also an accomplished track and field athlete, competing in the hammer throw. In 1896, he was ranked as the second-best hammer thrower behind James Mitchell.[2]

In 1896, Cross became the head football coach at Stanford, guiding the team to a 2–1–1 record and a Big Game victory over Cal.[1] He coached the team again in 1898, earning a 5–3–1 record.[1]

After football

Cross graduated from Harvard Law School in 1900 and settled in Providence, Rhode Island, where he established a law firm and worked as an assistant attorney general for the state of Rhode Island.[2] He died in 1955.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Stanford (Independent) (1896)
1896 Stanford 2–1–1
Stanford (Independent) (1898)
1898 Stanford 5–3–1
Stanford: 7–4–2
Total: 7–4–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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