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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " CLEVELAND ABBOTT " WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER, COACH AND EDUCATOR : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

BLACK   SOCIAL   HISTORY                                                                                                                                           Cleveland Abbott


Cleveland Abbott
Sport(s)Footballbasketball
Biographical details
BornDecember 9, 1892
Yankton, South Dakota
DiedApril 14, 1955 (aged 62)
Tuskegee, Alabama
Playing career
Football
c. 1915South Dakota State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1923–1954Tuskegee
Basketball
1933–1936Tuskegee
Head coaching record
Overall203–96–28 (football)
27–18 (basketball)
Bowls5–6
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
Black college national (1924–1927, 1929–1930)
12 SIAC (1924–1933, 1936, 1943)
Cleveland Leigh "Cleve" Abbott (some sources say "Cleveland S. Abbott") (December 9, 1892 – April 14, 1955) was an African-American football player, coach and educator.[1]

Life

Officers of the United States Army's segregated 366th Infantry Regiment on board the RMS Aquitania, en route home from World War I service, Abbott at left
Abbott was born in Yankton, South Dakota in 1892, one of seven children. He graduated from high school in Watertown, South Dakota in 1912, and received his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 1916. He was an outstanding, multi-sport athlete at Watertown High School (16 varsity sports letters) and SDSU (14 varsity letters at SDSU). After serving in Europe in World War I as an officer in the 366th Infantry Regiment, Abbott accepted a position as professor and coach at Tuskegee.[2]
Abbott was the eighth head football coach for the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers located in Tuskegee, Alabama[3] and he held that position for 32 seasons, from 1923 until 1954.
Abbott earned the respect of his peers through his team's performance and by participating in national committees for the selection of "all-American" players at the collegiate level.[4]
Abbott died in 1955 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Head coaching record

College

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Tuskegee Golden Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1954)
1923Tuskegee7–1–1
1924Tuskegee9–0–11st
1925Tuskegee8–0–11st
1926Tuskegee10–01st
1927Tuskegee9–0–11st
1928Tuskegee6–1–4T–1st
1929Tuskegee10–01st
1930Tuskegee11–0–11stW Prairie View Bowl
1931Tuskegee10–21st
1932Tuskegee6–11stL Prairie View Bowl
1933Tuskegee9–1–21st
1934Tuskegee6–5–1W Prairie View Bowl
1935Tuskegee8–4
1936Tuskegee7–51stW Prairie View Bowl
1937Tuskegee6–3–1
1938Tuskegee1–7–2L Prairie View Bowl
1939Tuskegee3–7
1940Tuskegee5–4
1941Tuskegee8–2L Orange Blossom Classic
1942Tuskegee7–3L Vulcan
1943Tuskegee9–2–11stW Vulcan
1944Tuskegee6–4–1W Vulcan
1945Tuskegee6–6–1L Prairie View Bowl
1946Tuskegee10–2L Yam Bowl
1947Tuskegee6–4–1
1948Tuskegee4–4–1
1949Tuskegee4–6
1950Tuskegee2–5–2
1951Tuskegee6–3
1952Tuskegee2–6–2
1953Tuskegee2–6–2
1954Tuskegee3–5–1
Tuskegee:206–99–27
Total:206–99–27