George Sanford (American football)
Sanford from The 1922 Scarlet Letter
June 4, 1870|
Ashland, New York
|Died||May 23, 1938
New York, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)
George Foster "Sandy" Sanford (June 4, 1870 – May 23, 1938) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Columbia University (1899–1901), the University of Virginia (1904), and Rutgers University (1913–1923), compiling a career college football record of 84–46–6. Sanford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1971.
Sanford was born on June 4, 1870. He played college football at Yale University. After retiring from coaching, Sanford was president of the insurance brokerage firm of Smyth, Sanford & Gerard, Inc. in New York City. He died of a heart attack in 1938 at the age of 67.
Head coaching record
|Columbia Lions (Independent) (1899–1901)|
|Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1904)|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Independent) (1904)|
- "G. F. Sanford Dead; Football Leader. Former Coach at Columbia and Rutgers Was Gridiron Star at Yale for Four Years. A Team-Mate Of Hinkey. Also Played Center on Eleven With Heffelfinger. Earned His 'Y' as a Sprinter Joins Rutgers in 1913. Head of Insurance Firm". New York Times. May 24, 1938. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- George Sanford at the College Football Hall of Fame
- George Sanford at the College Football Data Warehouse
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