Frank H. Cann

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Frank H. Cann
Biographical details
Born(1863-11-14)November 14, 1863
Danvers, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 19, 1935(1935-11-19) (aged 72)
New Rochelle, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898 NYU
Head coaching record
Overall1–3

Frank Howard Cann (November 14, 1863 – November 19, 1935) was an American football coach and college athletics instructor. He served the second head football coach at New York University (NYU). He held that position for the 1898 season leading the NYU Violets to a record of 1–3. [1] In 1907, Cann was still at New York University as director of the Department of Physical Training and Athletics. [2]

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Cann died in New Rochelle, New York in 1935. [3] He had two sons who became accomplished sportsmen. Howard Cann was an Olympic shotputter and a long-time coach of the NYU men's basketball team, whereas Tedford Cann was a swimmer and a decorated World War I veteran.

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
NYU Violets (Independent)(1898)
1898 NYU 1–3
NYU:1–3
Total:1–3

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References

  1. New York University Violets coaching records Archived December 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-12-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Newport Mercury from Newport, Rhode Island on November 22, 1935 · Page 2".