Bernard Edward Masterson (August 10, 1911 – May 16, 1963) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 1946 to 1947, compiling a record of 5–13. Masterson played college football at Nebraska from 1931 to 1933. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Chicago Bears from 1934 to 1940.
|Born||August 10, 1911|
|Died||May 16, 1963 (aged 51)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1945||St. Mary's Pre-Flight|
|1948||NY Yankees (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Masterson played quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1934 to 1940 when the Bears were known as the "Monsters of the Midway". During his pro career, the Bears were 59–19–3 and were in three NFL championship playoffs. Bernie has an NFL career total of 3,372 passing yards and 35 touchdowns.
In 1940, Clark Shaughnessy hired Masterson to coach Stanford quarterback Frankie Albert. He came back to Nebraska as head football coach for 1946 and 1947. He went 5–13 in the two seasons as head coach.
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|Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1946–1947)|
- "Bernard E. "Bernie" Masterson Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- All-Time Football Letterwinners Archived May 12, 2009, at WebCite, University of Nebraska, retrieved August 14, 2010.
- Bernie Masterson, Pro Football Reference, retrieved August 14, 2010.
- "Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame". 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved January 7, 2007.
- "Huskerpedia". University of Nebraska. Sportspedia, Inc. 1995–2006. Retrieved January 10, 2007.
- "databaseFootball.com". Bernie Masterson. databaseSports.com. 2002–2006. Archived from the original on August 25, 2006. Retrieved January 11, 2007.
- Ron Fimrite, A Melding Of Men All Suited To A T; Clark Shaughnessy was a dour theoretician, Frankie Albert an unrestrained quarterback and Stanford a team of losers, but combined they forever changed the game of football, Sports Illustrated, September 5, 1977.
- "Bernie Masterson, Played Football for Chicago Bears" (PDF). The New York Times. Associated Press. May 17, 1963. Retrieved November 9, 2010.