Edwin Harlan

Edwin Harlan
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born May 1886 (1886-05)
Died August 7, 1939(1939-08-07) (aged 53)
Bel Air, Maryland
Playing career
1905–1907 Princeton
1906–1908 Princeton
Position(s) Halfback, quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1910 Princeton (field coach)
1911 Johns Hopkins
1913–1914 Pittsburgh (assistant)
1915–1916 Texas A&M
1912 Johns Hopkins
Head coaching record
Overall 17–10 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
Consensus All-American (1907)

Edwin H. W. "Jigger" Harlan (May 1886 – August 7, 1939) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and attorney. He played college football at Princeton University and was a consensus first-team selection to the 1907 College Football All-America Team. Harlan coached the Johns Hopkins University football and baseball teams in 1912. He served as the head football coach at Texas A&M University from 1915 to 1916.


Harlan was born in Maryland in 1886. His father, William H. Harlan, was a judge in Bel Air, Maryland. Harlan graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1904.[1]

Harlan enrolled in Princeton University in 1904.[1] He played for the Princeton Tigers football and baseball teams. He was captain of the baseball team,[1] and he was selected as a consensus first-team halfback on the 1907 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Harlan graduated from Princeton in 1908 and enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Law, receiving his degree in 1911.[1] He served as the football and baseball coach at Johns Hopkins University in 1912.[1] He also practiced law in Harford County, Maryland, serving at various times as the city attorney for Bel Air, Maryland, and as counsel to the Harford County Boards of Education and Elections Supervisors.[1]

Harlan coached football at Princeton and the University of Pittsburgh. He was appointed as the head football coach at Texas A&M University in 1915.[3]

Harlan died in 1939 at Bel Air, Maryland, after a lengthy illness.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Independent) (1911)
1911 Johns Hopkins 4–5
Johns Hopkins: 4–5
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1915–1916)
1915 Texas A&M 6–2 1–1 T–3rd
1916 Texas A&M 6–3 2–1 T–3rd
Texas A&M: 12–5 3–2
Total: 17–10


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