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Herman Olcott
File:Herman Olcott - 1903.jpg
Olcott pictured in the 1903 Yackety Yack, North Carolina yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1879-01-01)January 1, 1879
New York, New York
DiedNovember 3, 1929(1929-11-03) (aged 50)
Wallingford, Connecticut
Playing career
Position(s)Center
Head coaching record
Overall47–30–12
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1900

Herman Parker "Bo" Olcott (January 1, 1879 – November 3, 1929)[1] was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University, where he was an All-American in 1900 at center. Olcott was the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1902 to 1903, New York University (NYU) from 1907 to 1912, and the University of Kansas, from 1915 to 1917. He was the head coach of the Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team, which represented the Naval Station Great Lakes, for the first three games of the 1918 season. Olcott died on November 3, 1929 in Wallingford, Connecticut after a three-year illness.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1902)
1902 North Carolina 5–1–3 1–0
North Carolina Tar Heels (Independent) (1903)
1903 North Carolina 6–3
North Carolina: 11–4–3 1–0
NYU Violets (Independent) (1907–1912)
1907 NYU 5–2
1908 NYU 2–3–2
1909 NYU 6–1–1
1910 NYU 2–4–1
1911 NYU 1–3–3
1912 NYU 2–6
NYU: 18–19–7
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1915–1917)
1915 Kansas 6–2 3–1 2nd
1916 Kansas 4–3–1 1–2–1 5th
1917 Kansas 6–2 3–1 T–2nd
Kansas: 16–7–1 7–4–1
Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets (Independent) (1918)
1918 Great Lakes Navy 2–0–1[n 1]
Great Lakes Navy: 2–0–1
Total: 47–30–12
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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