Ralph W. Sherwin
File:Ralph Waldo Sherwin, Left Tackle, Dartmouth 1911.jpg
Sherwin at Dartmouth in 1908
Biographical details
Born(1888-01-31)January 31, 1888
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
DiedMay 17, 1963(1963-05-17) (aged 75)
Dover, New Hampshire
Playing career
Position(s)Left tackle
Head coaching record

Ralph Waldo Sherwin (January 31, 1888 – May 17, 1963) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Dartmouth College, playing left tackle.[1] He served as the 14th head coach at the University of Kansas for a single season in 1911, compiling a record of 4–2–2.[2] Sherwin was the head coach of the visiting team in the first American football homecoming game.[3] He died on May 17, 1963, following a short illness, at his home in Dover, New Hampshire.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1911)
1911 Kansas 4–2–2 1–1–1 3rd
Kansas: 4–2–2 1–1–1
Total: 4–2–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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