Mike Palm (American football)

Myron Herrick "Mike" Palm (November 24, 1899 – April 8, 1974)[1] was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants. He was also a player-coach in 1933 for the NFL's Cincinnati Reds. He was also the owner and head coach of the Brooklyn-Rochester Tigers of the second American Football League (AFL) from 1936 to 1937. By 1941, he returned to the Giants, to serve as an assistant coach.

Mike Palm
Date of birth(1899-11-24)November 24, 1899
Place of birthSt. James, Minnesota, U.S.
Date of deathApril 8, 1974(1974-04-08) (aged 74)
Place of deathWashington, D.C., U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Halfback, quarterback
US collegePenn State
Career history
As coach
1926–1929Georgetown (assistant)
1933Cincinnati Reds
1936Brooklyn Tigers
1937Rochester Tigers
1941New York Giants (assistant)
As player
1925–1926New York Giants
1933Cincinnati Reds
As owner
1936–1937Rochester-Brooklyn Tigers

Prior to his professional career, Palm played college football at Pennsylvania State University. He played in the Nittany Lions 14–3 loss to USC in the 1923 Rose Bowl. During the game, he scored Penn State's only points off a field goal. Palm was an assistant at Georgetown University from 1926 to 1929 under coach Lou Little. In 1941, he returned to the Giants and worked as an assistant coach.