Prentiss Douglass

Prentiss Douglass

Prentiss Douglass cropped from 1908 Michigan football team photograph
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born June 1887
Martinsville, Illinois
Died November 9, 1949(1949-11-09) (aged 62)
Lexington, Kentucky
Playing career
19071908 Michigan
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
19091910 Michigan (assistant)
1911 Kentucky
19121919 Michigan (assistant)

Prentiss Porter Douglass (June 1887 November 9, 1949) was an American football player and coach.

Assistant coach in 1916

He was a native of Martinsville, Illinois who graduated from the Culver Military Academy and the University of Michigan. He played football for Fielding H. Yost's 1907 and 1908 Michigan Wolverines football teams at the halfback position. After graduating from Michigan in 1909, he served as an assistant football coach at Michigan during the 1909 and 1910 football seasons. In 1911, he was the head football coach at the University of Kentucky. His 1911 Kentucky team finished the season with 7 wins and 3 losses. Kentucky was unscored upon in its first four games, surrendering six points to the University of Cincinnati in the fifth game. The season's highlights included the final two games, victories against Centre College and the University of Tennessee. After one year at Kentucky, Douglass returned to the University of Michigan where he served as an assistant football coach from 1912 to 1919. He retired from football after the 1919 season to go into business. Douglass died of a heart ailment in Lexington, Kentucky in 1949 at age 62.[1][2]


  1. "Prentiss Douglass, Ex-Grid Coach, Dead". Syracuse Herald-Journal. 1949-11-10.
  2. "Ex-Wolverine Dies". The Holland Evening Sentinel. 1949-11-10.
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