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Albert Peter Kawal (July 4, 1912 – January 1, 1990) was an American football and basketball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Drake University (1947–1948), Temple University (1949–1954), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1960–1961), compiling a career college football record of 52–53–6. Kawal was also the head baseball coach at the University of Tulsa in 1964, tallying a mark of 10–12. He played football and basketball at Northwestern University

Albert Kawal
Biographical details
Born(1912-07-04)July 4, 1912
Cicero, Illinois
DiedJanuary 1, 1990(1990-01-01) (aged 77)
Safety Harbor, Florida
Playing career
Position(s)Guard (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1940Boston University (assistant)
1941–1943Michigan State (line)
1946Michigan State (line)
1955–1958Southern Illinois
1960–1961Tulane (line)
1962Lafayette (assistant)
1963–1964Tulsa (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall52–53–6 (football)
10–12 (baseball)

Coaching careerEdit


Kawal got his first head coaching job as the 16th head football coach at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and he held that position for two seasons, from 1947 until 1948. His record at Drake was 8–10–1.[1]


Kawal he was the 15th head football coach at Temple University in Philadelphia and he held that position for six seasons, from 1949 until 1954. His record at Temple was 24–28–3.[2]

Southern IllinoisEdit

Kawal was the eighth head football coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and served there four seasons, from 1955 until 1958. His record at Southern Illinois was 20–15–2.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (1947–1948)
1947 Drake 1–7–1 1–3 4th
1948 Drake 7–3 1–1 3rd W Salad
Drake: 8–10–1 2–4
Temple Owls (Independent) (1949–1954)
1949 Temple 5–4
1950 Temple 4–4–1
1951 Temple 6–4
1952 Temple 2–7–1
1953 Temple 4–4–1
1954 Temple 3–5
Drake: 24–28–3
Southern Illinois Salukis (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1955–1958)
1955 Southern Illinois 4–4–2 4–1–1 3rd
1956 Southern Illinois 4–5 3–3 T–3rd
1957 Southern Illinois 5–4 3–3 T–4th
1958 Southern Illinois 7–2 4–2 T–2nd
Southern Illinois: 20–15–2 14–9–1
Total: 52–53–6


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