Sebo Replaces Davey Nelson As Crimson Backfield Coach
Art Valpey last night named Steve Sebo, 33-year-old Michigan State graduate, as his new backfield coach. Sebo succeeds Davey Nelson, who accepted a position as head football coach at the University of Maine last week.
The new man has been director of athletics and head football and basketball coach at Alma College, Alma, Michigan, since 1946. At Michigan State, he captained the baseball team as catcher and played three years at halfback, leading the football team in scoring during his final two seasons. As a senior, Sebo played against Art Valpey in the Michigan State-Michigan game.
Directed Service Athletics
After graduating from college in 1937, he coached Petoskey (Michigan) High School until 1941, when he entered the Army. He was Post Director of athletics at the Amarillo, Texas, Army Air Base, and also coached the football team there. Following his Army discharge in 1946, Sebo went to the University of Michigan, where he received his master's degree the same year. Then he took over at Alma.
Toughest team on the Alma schedule was Hillsdale College, coached by a man named Davey Nelson. In three games with Hillsdale, Sebo's team won, lost, and tied. Alma went undefeated last fall, using the single wing.
Knows Single Wing
"We're very pleased to get Steve," Coach Valpey said last night. "He has been teaching the single wing and I'm sure he'll fit in nicely with the system we installed here last fall." Valpey added his new assistant will arrive here in time for the opening of spring practice next Monday.