Bernie Bierman

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Bernie Bierman
Bernie Bierman.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1894-03-11)March 11, 1894
Springfield, Minnesota
DiedMarch 7, 1977(1977-03-07) (aged 82)
Laguna Hills, California
Playing career
1913–1915Minnesota
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919–1921
1923–1924
1925–1926
1927–1931
1932–1941
1942
1945–1950

Basketball
1919–1922
1925–1927
1928–1930

Montana
Tulane (assistant)
Mississippi State
Tulane
Minnesota
Iowa Pre-Flight
Minnesota


Montana
Mississippi State
Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall153–65–12 (football)
89–51 (basketball)
Bowls0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 National (1934–1936, 1940–1941)
3 Southern (1929–1931)
7 Big Ten (1933–1935, 1937–1938, 1940–1941)
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1958)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1955 (profile)
 
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Not to be confused with Bernard Bierman.
Bernie Bierman
Bernie Bierman.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1894-03-11)March 11, 1894
Springfield, Minnesota
DiedMarch 7, 1977(1977-03-07) (aged 82)
Laguna Hills, California
Playing career
1913–1915Minnesota
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919–1921
1923–1924
1925–1926
1927–1931
1932–1941
1942
1945–1950

Basketball
1919–1922
1925–1927
1928–1930

Montana
Tulane (assistant)
Mississippi State
Tulane
Minnesota
Iowa Pre-Flight
Minnesota


Montana
Mississippi State
Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall153–65–12 (football)
89–51 (basketball)
Bowls0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 National (1934–1936, 1940–1941)
3 Southern (1929–1931)
7 Big Ten (1933–1935, 1937–1938, 1940–1941)
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1958)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1955 (profile)

Bernard W. "Bernie" Bierman (March 11, 1894 – March 7, 1977) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He coached from 1919 to 1950 except for a span during World War II when he served in the U.S. armed forces. Bierman was the head coach at the University of Montana (1919–1921), Mississippi State University (1925–1926), Tulane University (1927–1931), and his alma mater, the University of Minnesota (1932–1941, 1945–1950), compiling a career college football record of 153–65–12. At Minnesota, Bierman's Golden Gophers compiled a 93–35–6 record, won five national championships and seven Big Ten Conference titles, and completed five undefeated seasons. Bierman was also the head basketball coach at Montana (1919–1922), Mississippi State (1925–1927), and Tulane (1928–1930), tallying a career college basketball mark of 89–51.

Personal life[edit]

Bierman was married to Clara McKenzie Bierman. They had two sons, William A. Bierman, a lawyer in St. Paul, Minnesota, and James Bierman, of Los Angeles, California. Bierman was a brother of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsAP#
Montana Grizzlies (Independent) (1919–1921)
1919Montana2–3–2
1920Montana4–3
1921Montana3–3–1
Montana:9–9–3
Mississippi State Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1925–1926)
1925Mississippi State3–4–11–4T–15th
1926Mississippi State5–42–314th
Mississippi State:8–8–13–7
Tulane Green Wave (Southern Conference) (1927–1931)
1927Tulane2–5–12–5–118th
1928Tulane6–3–13–3–1T–10th
1929Tulane9–06–01st
1930Tulane8–15–0T–1st
1931Tulane11–18–0T–1stL Rose
Tulane:36–10–224–8–2
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (1932–1941)
1932Minnesota5–32–36th
1933Minnesota4–0–42–0–4T–1st
1934Minnesota8–05–0T–1st
1935Minnesota8–05–0T–1st
1936Minnesota7–14–1T–2nd1
1937Minnesota6–25–01st5
1938Minnesota6–24–11st10
1939Minnesota3–4–12–3–17th
1940Minnesota8–06–01st1
1941Minnesota8–05–01st1
Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks (Independent) (1942)
1942Iowa Pre-Flight7–3
Iowa Pre-Flight:7–3
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (1945–1950)
1945Minnesota4–51–5T–8th
1946Minnesota5–43–45th
1947Minnesota6–33–3T–3rd
1948Minnesota7–25–23rd16
1949Minnesota7–24–23rd8
1950Minnesota1–7–11–4–17th
Minnesota:93–35–657–28–6
Total:153–65–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

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