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Fred Gorham Folsom (November 9, 1873 – November 11, 1944) was an American football
American football
player, coach of football and baseball, lawyer, and law professor. He served as the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder (1895–1899, 1901–1902, 1908–1915) and at Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
from (1903–1906), compiling a career college football record of 106–28–6. Folsom played football at Dartmouth from 1892 to 1894. He was also the head baseball coach at Colorado in 1898 and 1899, tallying a mark of 6–6. Folsom practiced law in Denver
Denver
and Boulder and taught at the University of Colorado Law School from 1905 to 1943.[1] The football stadium at the University of Colorado, originally named Colorado Stadium, was renamed as Folsom Field in his honor in 1944. Fred was bald from 1899 until 1901, this being a professional choice to allow him to feel more comforatble in the football helmet.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Head coaching record

2.1 Football

3 See also 4 Notes 5 References

Early life and education[edit] Folsom was born to Franklin W. Folsom and Lillian A. Hopkins in Old Town, Maine on November 9, 1873. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1895 and earned an LLB from the University of Colorado in 1899.[2] Head coaching record[edit] Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs

Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1895–1899)

1895 Colorado 4–1[n 1] 3–0 1st

1896 Colorado 5–0 2–0 1st

1897 Colorado 7–1 2–0 1st

1898 Colorado 4–4 0–2 3rd

1899 Colorado 7–2 2–2 2nd

Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1901–1902)

1901 Colorado 5–1–1 2–0 1st

1902 Colorado 5–1 4–0 1st

Dartmouth (Independent) (1903–1906)

1903 Dartmouth 9–1

1904 Dartmouth 7–0–1

1905 Dartmouth 7–1–2

1906 Dartmouth 6–3–1

Dartmouth: 29–5–4

Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1908)

1908 Colorado 5–2 3–1 T–1st

Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference / Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference) (1909–1915)

1909 Colorado 6–0 3–0 1st

1910 Colorado 6–0 3–0 1st

1911 Colorado 6–0 4–0 1st

1912 Colorado 6–3 2–2 T–3rd

1913 Colorado 5–1–1 3–0–1 1st

1914 Colorado 5–1 4–1 2nd

1915 Colorado 1–6 0–5 6th

Colorado: 77–23–2 37–13–1

Total: 106–28–6

      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See also[edit]

List of college football head coaches with non-consecutive tenure

Notes[edit]

^ Folsom became Colorado's head coach before the second game of the 1895 season. The team had no head coach in the season opener, a 42–0 victory over Denver
Denver
Manual High School.[3]

References[edit]

^ Sylvest, Allison (August 22, 2006). "Folsom Family Legacy Brings History to Life". Inside CU. University of Colorado Boulder. Retrieved December 25, 2010.  ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 388. Retrieved October 31, 2011.  ^ "Coaching Records" (PDF). 2010 Colorado Football Information Guide & Record Book. University of Colorado Buffaloes. p. 129. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

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Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
head football coaches

No coach (1890–1893) Harry Heller (1894) Fred Folsom (1895–1899) Theron W. Mortimer (1900) Fred Folsom (1901–1902) Dave Cropp (1903–1904) Willis Kienholz
Willis Kienholz
(1905) Frank Castleman
Frank Castleman
(1906–1907) Fred Folsom (1908–1915) Bob Evans (1916–1917) Enoch J. Mills
Enoch J. Mills
(1918–1919) Myron E. Witham
Myron E. Witham
(1920–1931) Bill Saunders (1932–1934) Bunny Oakes (1935–1939) Frank Potts (1940) James J. Yeager (1941–1943) Frank Potts (1944–1945) James J. Yeager (1946–1947) Dallas Ward
Dallas Ward
(1948–1958) Sonny Grandelius (1959–1961) William E. Davis (1962) Eddie Crowder
Eddie Crowder
(1963–1973) Bill Mallory (1974–1978) Chuck Fairbanks (1979–1981) Bill McCartney (1982–1994) Rick Neuheisel
Rick Neuheisel
(1995–1998) Gary Barnett
Gary Barnett
(1999–2005) Mike Hankwitz # (2005) Dan Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
(2006–2010) Brian Cabral # (2010) Jon Embree (2011–2012) Mike MacIntyre
Mike MacIntyre
(2013– )

# denotes interim head coach.

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Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
head baseball coaches

Fred Folsom (1898–1899) Theron W. Mortimer (1900) C. M. Ronnds (1901) Dave Cropp (1904–1905) Frank Castleman
Frank Castleman
(1907–1913) James N. Ashmore
James N. Ashmore
(1915–1917) Bob Evans (1918) Howard Beresford (1919) Myron E. Witham
Myron E. Witham
(1920–1925) Jack Johnson (1926–1927) Harry Carlson (1928–1945) Frank Prentup (1946–1969) Irv Brown (1970–1978) Larry Schultz (1979–1980)

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Dartmouth Big Green head football coaches

No coach (1881–1884) No team (1885) No coach (1886–1892) Wallace Moyle (1893–1894) William Wurtenburg
William Wurtenburg
(1895–1899) Frederick E. Jennings (1900) Walter McCornack
Walter McCornack
(1901–1902) Fred Folsom (1903–1906) John C. O'Connor (1907–1908) W. H. Lillard (1909) W. J. Randall (1910) Frank Cavanaugh (1911–1916) Clarence Spears
Clarence Spears
(1917–1920) Jackson Cannell (1921–1922) Jesse Hawley (1923–1928) Jackson Cannell (1929–1933) Earl Blaik
Earl Blaik
(1934–1940) Tuss McLaughry
Tuss McLaughry
(1941–1942) Earl Brown (1943–1944) Tuss McLaughry
Tuss McLaughry
(1945–1954) Bob Blackman (1955–1970) Jake Crouthamel (1971–1977) Joe Yukica (1978–1986) Buddy Teevens (1987–1991) John Lyons (1992–2004) Buddy

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