Thomas Ransom (coach)

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Thomas Ransom
Biographical details
Born(1870-08-08)August 8, 1870
Grant County, Indiana
DiedJune 3, 1946(1946-06-03) (aged 75)
Glendale, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1914 Michigan State Normal
Football
1914–1915 Michigan State Normal
Head coaching record
Overall3–2–1 (football)
9–4 (basketball)

Thomas Harvey Ransom (August 8, 1870 – June 3, 1946) was an American football and basketball coach and a doctor.

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Career

Ransom was the head football coach at Michigan State Normal College—now known as Eastern Michigan University—in Ypsilanti, Michigan, serving for the 1914 season, and compiling a record of 3–2–1. [1] [2] He was also the head basketball coach at Michigan State Normal for the 1914–15 season, tallying a mark of 9–4.

Ransom, who had an M.D., resided at 950 Sheridan Street in Ypsilanti when he worked at the university. [3] He had previously resided at Bloomingdale, where he was one of the first citizens to own a car. [4] [5] In addition to having the position as instructor in Physical Education, Ransom was also a health inspector at the school. [6]

Personal life

Born in Grant County, Indiana [7] in 1870, Ransom married Nelle Pearl Wiggins on April 2, 1902. He died on June 3, 1946 in California. [8]

Head coaching record

Football

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Michigan State Normal Normalites (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)(1914)
1914 Michigan State Normal 3–2–11–0–1
Michigan State Normal:3–2–11–0–1
Total:3–2–1

Basketball

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Michigan State Normal Normalites (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)(1914–1915)
1914–15Michigan State Normal 9–4
Michigan State Normal:9–4
Total:9–4

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References

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