Fred Enke

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Fred Enke
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Enke at the University of Arizona, c. 1960
Biographical details
Born(1897-07-12)July 12, 1897
DiedNovember 2, 1985(1985-11-02) (aged 88)
Casa Grande, Arizona
Playing career
Football
1918–1920 Minnesota
Basketball
1919–1921 Minnesota
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1922 South Dakota State (assistant)
1923–1924 Louisville
1925–1930 Arizona (assistant)
1931 Arizona
1932–1962 Arizona (assistant)
Basketball
1923–1925 Louisville
1925–1961 Arizona
Baseball
1924–1925 Louisville
Golf
1935–1967 Arizona
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1923–1925 Louisville
Head coaching record
Overall11–13–2 (football)
523–344 (basketball)
7–6 (baseball)
209–101–13 (golf)
TournamentsBasketball
0–1 (NCAA)
0–3 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
12 Border (1932, 1933, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1946–1951, 1953)

Fred August Enke (July 12, 1897 – November 2, 1985) was an American football and basketball player, coach of football, basketball, baseball, and golf, and college athletics administrator. The Rochester, Minnesota native coached basketball for two seasons at the University of Louisville (1923–1925) and 36 seasons at the University of Arizona (1925–1961), compiling a career college basketball record of 522–344 (.603). Enke also spent two seasons as head football coach at Louisville (1923–1924) and one season as the head football coach at Arizona (1931), tallying a career college football mark of 11–13–2. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Louisville for two seasons (1924–1925) and the school's athletic director from 1923 to 1925. Enke's son, Fred William Enke, played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). [1]

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According to historian David Leighton, the street Enke Drive, on the University of Arizona campus is named in honor of Fred A. Enke. There is also the Fred Enke golf course in far eastern Tucson.

Head coaching record

Football

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Louisville Cardinals (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association)(1923–1924)
1923 Louisville 5–3
1924 Louisville 3–5–1
Louisville:8–8–1
Arizona Wildcats (Border Conference)(1931)
1931 Arizona 3–5–11–1–1T–2nd
Arizona:3–5–11–1–1
Total:11–13–2

Basketball

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Louisville Cardinals (Independent)(1923–1925)
1923–24Louisville4–13
1924–25Louisville10–7
Louisville:14–20 (.412)
Arizona Wildcats (Independent)(1925–1931)
1925–26Arizona6–7
1926–27Arizona13–4
1927–28Arizona13–3
1928–29Arizona19–4
1929–30Arizona15–6
1930–31Arizona9–6
Arizona Wildcats (Border Conference)(1931–1961)
1931–32Arizona18–28–21st
1932–33Arizona19–57–32nd
1933–34Arizona18–99–32nd
1934–35Arizona11–85–74th
1935–36Arizona16–711–51st
1936–37Arizona14–119–73rd
1937–38Arizona13–89–72nd
1938–39Arizona12–118–105th
1939–40Arizona15–1012–4T–1st
1940–41Arizona11–7
1941–42Arizona9–136–10T–6th
1942–43Arizona22–211–12nd
1943–44Arizona12–2
1944–45 Arizona7–113–46th
1945–46Arizona25–513–21st NIT Quarterfinal
1946–47Arizona21–314–21st
1947–48Arizona19–1012–41st
1948–49Arizona17–1113–31st
1949–50Arizona26–514–21st NIT First Round
1950–51Arizona24–615–11st NCAA First Round, NIT Quarterfinal
1951–52 Arizona11–166–8T–4th
1952–53Arizona15–1111–3T–1st
1953–54Arizona14–108–43rd
1954–55Arizona8–173–96th
1955–56 Arizona11–156–6T–4th
1956–57 Arizona13–135–53rd
1957–58 Arizona10–154–6T–4th
1958–59Arizona4–221–96th
1959–60Arizona10–144–64th
1960–61Arizona11–155–53rd
Arizona:509–324 (.611)232–138 (.627)
Total:523–344 (.603)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

  1. Hansen, Greg (January 21, 2014). Former UA, NFL QB Enke still stands tall. Arizona Daily Star.