|J. Merrill Blanchard|
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
|Born||April 26, 1881|
|Died||April 3, 1914 (aged 32)|
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College (1903)|
|Head coaching record|
Jesse Merrill Blanchard (April 26, 1881 – April 3, 1914) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1904–1905, 1910), Washington University in St. Louis (1906–1907), and Whitman College (1908–1909).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
Blanchard was the first head coach of the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team, in 1905–06. In the inaugural season of William & Mary's basketball program, Blanchard led the team to a 4–1 record. It was his first and last season with the Tribe despite the success. Blanchard also coached the William & Mary football team from 1904 to 1905 and again in 1910, compiling a record of 6–14–2.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
Football[edit | edit source]
|William & Mary Orange and White (Independent) (1904–1905)|
|1904||William & Mary||3–3|
|1905||William & Mary||2–4–1|
|Washington University (Independent) (1906)|
|Washington University (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907)|
|Whitman Fighting Missionaries (Independent) (1908–1909)|
|William & Mary Orange and Black (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1910)|
|1910||William & Mary||1–7–1||1–1||T–7th|
|William & Mary:||6–14–2||1–1|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
Basketball[edit | edit source]
|William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1905–1906)|
|1905–06||William & Mary||4–1|
|William & Mary:||4–1|
References[edit | edit source]
- "J. Merrill Blanchard Will Coach Whitman". Spokane Daily Chronicle. June 13, 1908. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1338&dat=19080613&id=N8VXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4102,4921691. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
- William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. Accessed March 24, 2008.
- William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found., page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
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