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Maurice Gordon Clarke

Maurice Gordon Clarke (born May 2, 1877) was an American football and baseball player and coach.[1] The Omaha, Nebraska native served as head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin in 1899, at Western Reserve University—now a part of Case Western Reserve University—in 1900, and at Washington University in St. Louis, compiling a career college football record of 15–6–2.[2] He was also the head baseball coach at Texas in the spring of 1900, tallying a mark of 14–2–1. Clarke was a graduate of the University of Chicago and played quarterback for the Chicago Maroons from 1896 to 1898 teams under Amos Alonzo Stagg. He also lettered in baseball at Chicago.[3][4]

Maurice Gordon Clarke
Biographical details
Born(1877-05-02)May 2, 1877
Bellevue, Nebraska
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback, halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1900Western Reserve
1901Washington University
Head coaching record
Overall15–6–2 (football)
14–2–1 (baseball)

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Longhorns (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1899)
1899 Texas 6–2 3–2 7th
Texas: 6–2 3–2
Western Reserve (Independent) (1900)
1900 Western Reserve 4–3–2
Western Reserve: 4–3–2
Washington University Bears (Independent) (1901)
1901 Washington University 5–1
Washington University: 5–1
Total: 15–6–2


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "All Along The Line—Just a Word About the Day's Prospects—Games in East and West—Chicago Has a Hard Proposition in Purdue–Wisconsin Expectations". The Minneapolis Journal. Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 12, 1901. p. 8. Retrieved September 11, 2017 – via  .
  3. ^ "Head Coaches". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "WRU Football 1900/01 Season Record". University Archives. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved September 22, 2012.