Otis Lamson

Otis Lamson

Lamson pictured in Yackety Yack 1908, North Carolina yearbook
Date of birth (1876-09-13)September 13, 1876
Place of birth Beetown, Wisconsin
Date of death December 11, 1956(1956-12-11) (aged 80)
Place of death Seattle, Washington
Career information
College Penn
Career history
As coach
1907 North Carolina
As player
1906 Massillon Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Otis Floyd Lamson (September 13, 1876 – December 11, 1956) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1907. Prior to his coaching career, Lamson played college football while attending the University of Pennsylvania. He lettered for the Quakers in 1904 and 1905. In 1905, he earned All-American honors from Walter Camp. He was born in Beetown, Wisconsin in 1876.[1]

In 1906, Lamson was hired by the Massillon Tigers to play for the team in the "Ohio League" championship. During that two game series, a betting scandal involving the Tigers and their rivial, the Canton Bulldogs, arose.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina Tar Heels (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907)
1907 North Carolina 4–4–1
North Carolina: 4–4–1
Total: 4–4–1


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