John Lamb (American football)

John Henderson Lamb (February 16, 1873 – March 3, 1955) was an American football coach. He was the first head football coach the Kansas State Normal School—now known as Emporia State University—in Emporia, Kansas, serving for one season, in 1900, and compiling a record of 5–3–1.[1] Emporia State's football team began in 1893 but played without an official head coach for the first seven seasons.

John Lamb
Biographical details
Born(1873-02-16)February 16, 1873
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 3, 1955(1955-03-03) (aged 82)
Frederick, Oklahoma
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1900Kansas State Normal
Head coaching record

Lamb was born on February 16, 1873, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and moved to Kansas with his father to homestead. He graduated from the College of Emporia and later trained at the Princeton Theological Seminary to become a Presbyterian minister. Lamb married Martha Rannek in Jacksonville, Illinois on May 15, 1902.[2][3] He died on March 3, 1955, at a hospital in Frederick, Oklahoma.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas State Normal (Independent) (1900)
1900 Kansas State Normal 5–3–1
Kansas State Normal: 5–3–1
Total: 5–3–1


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2007-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Emporia Weekly Gazette, May 8, 1902, Emporia, Kansas
  3. ^ Emporia Gazette, April 8, 1904, Emporia, Kansas
  4. ^ "Rev. John Lamb Is Dead at 82". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. March 4, 1955. p. 2. Retrieved August 15, 2019 – via  .

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