John W. Fuhrer
Fuhrer pictured in the 1906 Doane football team photo
Biographical details
Born(1880-04-11)April 11, 1880[1]
La Harpe, Illinois
DiedJuly 1972 (aged 92)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Alma materDoane College (1906)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909-1914, 1918
Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

John William Fuhrer was a college football coach in the United States.

Coaching careerEdit


Furher was the tenth head football coach for the Doane College Tigers located in Crete, Nebraska and he held that position for four seasons, from 1904 until 1907. His coaching record at Doane was 13 wins, 11 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 11th at Doane in total wins and 15th at Doane in winning percentage (0.542).[2]

In 1971, a gymnasium at Doane College was named after Fuhrer, with him present at the dedication.[3]

Pittsburg StateEdit

Fuhrer was the second head coach for the Pittsburg State Gorrilas in Pittsburg, Kansas. He coached from 1909 through 1914, and then returned for the 1917 season for a total of 7 seasons. His teams posted a record of 26 wins, 22 losses, and 2 ties.[4]

On November 27, 1913 in a game against the Southwestern College Moundbuilders coached by Fred Clapp, Fuhrer officially launched a formal protest against the appearance of an African American player.[5]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Doane Tigers (Independent) (1904–1907)
1904 Doane 5-2
1905 Doane 5-1
1906 Doane 2-3
1907 Doane 1-5
Doane: 13-11
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1909–1918)
1909 Pittsburg State 2-2-1
1910 Pittsburg State 6-3
1911 Pittsburg State 6-3
1912 Pittsburg State 4-4
1913 Pittsburg State 4-2-1
1914 Pittsburg State 1-7
1918 Pittsburg State 3-1
Pittsburg State: 26-22-2
Total: 39-33-2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. [1]
  2. Doane College coaching records
  3. "L.B. Andrew Is Guest At Dedication", Northwest Arkansas Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1970, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States Of America
  4. Pittsburg State Gorrillas Football Media Guide
  5. New York Times "Protest Negro Football Player" November 21, 1913

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