|Wilfred C. Bleamaster|
Gem of the Mountains 1918,
Idaho yearbook (spring 1917)
|Born||June 8, 1881|
|Died||December 19, 1973 (aged 92)|
Santa Clara, California
|Alma mater||Grinnell College, B.S. 1908|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 MIAA (1912, 1915)
1 Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Conference (1919)
Wilfred Charles Bleamaster (June 8, 1881 – December 19, 1973) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Carroll College—now Carroll University—in Waukesha, Wisconsin from 1909 to 1911, at Alma College from 1912 to 1915, and at the University of Idaho from 1916 to 1917, compiling a career college football record of 28–27–5. Bleamaster was also the head basketball coach at Alma from 1912 to 1916 and at Idaho for the 1918–19 season, tallying a career college basketball mark of 28–29.
Bleamaster the eighth head football coach for the Carroll College located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and he held that position for three seasons, from 1909 until 1911. His coaching record at Carroll was 12–6–2.
Bleamaster went west in 1916 to the University of Idaho in Moscow to become its eighth head football coach and the athletic director. He coached the Idaho Vandals for the 1916 and 1917 seasons, and his teams posted a record of 5–8 in two seasons. Idaho did not field a football team in 1918, but Bleamaster succeeded Hec Edmundson as head coach of the basketball team for one season. He led Idaho to a 10–2 record and a championship in the Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Conference in 1919, and also led the baseball program for three seasons.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Carroll Pioneers () (1909–1911)|
|Alma Scots (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1912–1915)|
|Idaho (Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Conference) (1916–1917)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ "Football". The Grinnell Review. December 1905. p. 37. https://books.google.com/books?id=r71HAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA37&lpg=PA37&#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Officers of instruction". Annual Catalog. 1919. p. 11. https://books.google.com/books?id=uLBGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ Beld, Gordon G. (September 25, 1967). "A Death Wish For Alma Mater". Sports Illustrated: M3. https://www.si.com/vault/1967/09/25/609675/a-death-wish-for-alma-mater.
- ↑ "Alma College Football 2011 Media Guide". pp. 33, 44. http://issuu.com/almasportsinformation/docs/2011footballmediaguide/1. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- ↑ "Wilfred C. Bleasmaster Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=188. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- ↑ "Basketball: 1918-19 season". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. Spring 1919. p. 124. https://issuu.com/uidahodigital/docs/gem1920/134.
- ↑ "Baseball: 1919 season". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. Spring 1920. p. 135. https://issuu.com/uidahodigital/docs/gem1921/138.