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Alden Knipe

Alden Knipe  

Alden Arthur Knipe served as the sixth head football coach at the University of Iowa, serving from 1898 to 1902 and compiling a record of 30-11-4. Knipe played college football at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an All-American.

Knipe had a large, early influence on Iowa athletics. He served as Iowa's coach for track and cross country from 1899–1902, and he was Iowa's first baseball coach from 1900–1901. In addition to serving as Iowa's director of music and Iowa's director of athletics, he is the only person in the history of the university to coach four separate sports (football, track, baseball, and cross country) simultaneously.

In 1899, Hawkeye fans were ecstatic with a 5-5 tie against a powerful Chicago team. Iowa would not yield another point all year, winning their last seven games by a combined score of 194–0, including a 58-0 win over Illinois.

Before the 1900 season, the University of Iowa appointed Knipe to a position titled "Director of Physical Culture". Knipe oversaw all Iowa intercollegiate athletics at the time in this director of athletics role. He is occasionally referred to as Iowa's first athletic director, though the University of Iowa does not officially recognize the position until 1910, when it was split from the head football coaching duties for the first time.

The 1900 season was very successful, tying for the league title with a 7-0-1 record, with impressive wins over Chicago and Michigan.

In 1902, Iowa's football team went 5–4, but lost to Michigan and Illinois by a combined score of 187–0.

After retiring from coaching, Knipe authored numerous books for children.

Born 6/1/1870 and died on 5/22/1950 at the age of 79.


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FAMOUS QUOTES from Alden Knipe

    Minnesota defeated us conclusively and we have no excuses to offer. Our men played the best that is in them at the present time, and I only have praise for the endeavors of every man on the Iowa team. Minnesota has a strong team and Dr. Williams is to be heartily congratulated upon it's excellent showing today.
    ...from Iowa vs. Minnesota on 10/25/1902 - Link to source

    This is the best team we ever had. Team work is what made the tremendous gains, every man playing his game. I am immensely proud of the team and can hardly believe the score - 58 to 0.
    ...from Iowa vs. Illinois on 11/30/1899 - Link to source

    I am satisfied with the result of the game. I have no fault to find with the team. We are proud to have made as good showing against such a team as Ames.
    ...from Iowa vs. Iowa State on 10/28/1899 - Link to source


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