Whitney L. Van Cleve

Whitney L. Van Cleve
Biographical details
Born(1922-04-06)April 6, 1922
Kokomo, Indiana
DiedJanuary 21, 1997(1997-01-21) (aged 74)
Montgomery, Alabama
Playing career
1940–1941Tuskegee
1946–1947Tuskegee
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
c. 1950Grambling State (assistant)
1955–1963Tuskegee
1964–1968Alabama State
1969–1973Hampton
1977–1979Albany State
Head coaching record
Overall91–111–10
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 SIAC (1965–1966)

Whitney L. Van Cleve (April 6, 1922 – January 21, 1997) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Tuskegee University from 1955 to 1963, Alabama State University from 1964 to 1968, Hampton University from 1969 to 1973, and Albany State University from 1977 to 1979, compiling career college football coaching record of 91–111–10.

Coaching career

Van Cleve began his coaching career as an assistant at Grambling State University under Eddie Robinson.[1]

Tuskegee

Van Cleve was the ninth head football coach at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1955 until 1963. His coaching record at Tuskegee was 41–36–5.[2]

Alabama State

Van Cleve became the 15th head coach at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama starting the 1964 season, and he remained there for the next five seasons. He posted a record of 35–14–1.[3]

Hampton

Van Cleve was the 13th head football coach at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Unlike his success at Alabama State, Van Cleve posted a record of 3–44–2.[4]

Albany State

Van Cleve coached the Albany State Golden Rams football team from 1977 to 1979 and compiled a record of 12–17–2.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tuskegee Golden Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1955–1963)
1955 Tuskegee 2–6–2
1956 Tuskegee 6–3
1957 Tuskegee 4–4
1958 Tuskegee 5–4–1
1959 Tuskegee 4–4–1
1960 Tuskegee 7–2
1961 Tuskegee 4–4–1
1962 Tuskegee 4–5
1963 Tuskegee 5–4
Tuskegee: 41–36–5
Alabama State Hornets (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1964–1968)
1964 Alabama State 4–6
1965 Alabama State 6–4 1st
1966 Alabama State 8–2 1st
1967 Alabama State 9–1
1968 Alabama State 8–1–1
Alabama State: 35–14–1
Hampton Pirates (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1969–1973)
1969 Hampton 0–9 0–7 17th
1970 Hampton 0–9 0–5 9th (Northern)
1971 Hampton 1–9 1–6 5th (Northern)
1972 Hampton 1–10 1–4 5th (Northern)
1973 Hampton 1–7–2 1–5–1 T–9th
Hampton: 3–44–2
Albany State Golden Rams (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1977–1979)
1977 Albany State 7–3 2–3
1978 Albany State 4–5–1 2–3
1979 Albany State 1–9–1 0–4
Albany State: 12–17–2 4–10
Total: 91–111–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ Dempsey, John (February 14, 1997). "Ex-Kat made an impact on college football". Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, Indiana. Retrieved May 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ Tuskegee University#Sports coaching records
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Alabama State Coaching Records
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Hampton College Coaching Records

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