Olcott pictured in the 1903 Yackety Yack, North Carolina yearbook
|Born||January 1, 1879|
New York, New York
|Died||November 3, 1929 50) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1918||Great Lakes Navy|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Herman Parker "Bo" Olcott (January 1, 1879 – November 3, 1929) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University, where he was an All-American in 1900 at center. Olcott was the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1902 to 1903, New York University (NYU) from 1907 to 1912, and the University of Kansas, from 1915 to 1917. He was the head coach of the Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team, which represented the Naval Station Great Lakes, for the first three games of the 1918 season. Olcott died on November 3, 1929 in Wallingford, Connecticut after a three-year illness.
|North Carolina Tar Heels (Independent)(1902–1903)|
|NYU Violets (Independent)(1907–1912)|
|Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association)(1915–1917)|
|Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets (Independent)(1918)|
|1918||Great Lakes Navy||2–0–1|
|Great Lakes Navy:||2–0–1|
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