Walter Steffen
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Biographical details
Born(1886-10-09)October 9, 1886
Chicago, Illinois
DiedMarch 9, 1937(1937-03-09) (aged 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Playing career
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1907
All-American, 1908
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1969 (profile)

Walter Steffen (October 9, 1886 – March 9, 1937) was an American football player and coach.[1] He emerged on the national scene as a high school quarterback, leading his Chicago North Division team to an intersectional championship over Brooklyn Boys by a score of 75–0 that ended after three quarters because of darkness. Steffen and his team helped introduce the more open style of play that prevailed in the Midwest. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of Chicago from 1906 to 1908 and was a two-time All-American selection. Steffen served as the head football coach at the Carnegie Institute of Technology—now known as Carnegie Mellon University–from 1914 to 1932, compiling a record of 88–53–8. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1969.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Carnegie Tech Tartans (Independent) (1914–1932)
1914 Carnegie Tech 4–4
1915 Carnegie Tech 7–1
1916 Carnegie Tech 4–3
1917 Carnegie Tech 2–3–1
1918 No team—World War I
1919 Carnegie Tech 3–4
1921 Carnegie Tech 7–2
1922 Carnegie Tech 5–3–1
1923 Carnegie Tech 4–3–1
1924 Carnegie Tech 5–4
1925 Carnegie Tech 5–2–1
1926 Carnegie Tech 7–2
1927 Carnegie Tech 5–4–1
1928 Carnegie Tech 7–1
1929 Carnegie Tech 5–3–1
1930 Carnegie Tech 6–3
1921 Carnegie Tech 3–5
1932 Carnegie Tech 4–3–2
Carnegie Tech: 88–53–8
Total: 88–53–8
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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