Krieger pictured in Athena 1920, Ohio yearbook
|Born||August 30, 1896|
|Died||November 10, 1960 64) (aged|
|Position(s)||End, fullback, halfback (football)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
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1 NOL (1921)
Earl Carlton "Irish" Krieger (August 30, 1896 – November 10, 1960) was an American football and basketball player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and official in football and basketball. He was the third head football coach at Bowling Green State Normal School—now known as Bowling Green State University—serving for one season in 1921 and compiling a record of 3–1–1. Krieger was also the head basketball coach at Bowling Green State Normal during the 1921–22 season, tallying a mark of 4–10, and the school's head baseball coach in the spring of 1922, notching a record of 7–1. Krieger played college football at Ohio University, from which he graduated in 1920. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL), for the Detroit Tigers in 1921 and the Columbus Panhandles in 1922.
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|Bowling Green Normals (Northwest Ohio League)(1921)|
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Events from the year 1936 in Michigan.
The 1921 Bowling Green Normals football team was an American football team that represented Bowling Green State Normal School as a member of the Northwest Ohio League (NOL) during the 1921 college football season. In its third season of intercollegiate football, Bowling Green compiled a 3–1–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 178 to 34. Earl Krieger was the head coach, and Franklin "Gus" Skibbie was the team captain.
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