Herman Koehler

Herman Koehler

Herman Koehler
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1859-12-14)December 14, 1859
Died July 1, 1927(1927-07-01) (aged 67)
West Point, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1897–1900 Army
Head coaching record
Overall 19–11–3
College Football Data Warehouse

Herman John Koehler (December 14, 1859 – July 1, 1927)[1][2] was an American football coach, athletics administrator, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy from 1897 to 1900, compiling a record of 19–11–3. Koehler was also the Master of the Sword and director of West Point's physical program of instruction. Due to his long-serving tenure and his impact on the Department of Physical Education, he is held in high regard and is considered the "father of the Department of Physical Education" at West Point.

In media

In 1955, Ward Bond played Koehler in John Ford's motion picture The Long Gray Line.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Cadets (Independent) (1897–1900)
1897 Army 5–1–1
1898 Army 3–2–1
1899 Army 4–5
1900 Army 7–3–1
Army: 19–11–3
Total: 19–11–3


External links

  • College Football Data Warehouse