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At a meeting of the Athletic Committee on Thursday afternoon the re-appointment of Robert T. Fisher '12, as head coach of the football team, was confirmed. Coach Fisher, under whose direction last fall an unbeaten team was turned out, will begin activities for the 1920 season on April 28, when spring football practice starts.
In the practice this spring, Coach Fisher will be assisted by Dr. Paul Withington '09, and Derric C. Parmenter '13, now connected with the Department of Physical Education, who will coach the centers again. With these men for a nucleus, Coach Fisher intends to build up a coaching staff that will give the team a valuable six-weeks' training. When asked as to the re-appointment of other assistant coaches, Fred W. Moore '93, Graduate Treasurer of the Athletic Association, expressed the belief that practically the same mentors would return next fall, but stated that nothing had been definitely settled.
Coach Fisher prepared for Harvard at Phillips Andover Academy where he played tackle for three years. In his Freshman year at the University he played guard and during the last three years of his College course was first-string right guard on the University eleven. He was selected as an all-American guard by Walter Camp in 1910 and in 1911 was elected captain of the University team.
Other Decisions of the Committee.
The question of the advisability of making basketball a regular minor sport, and the awarding of insignia to the Freshman basketball team, was referred by the Athletic Committee to the Student Council with power to act.
Insignia was awarded to the members of the following teams:
University Swimming.--Anthony Hicks Brackett '22, of Jamaica Plain; Lucius Barbour Davis '21, of New York City; William Wilson Douglass '22, of Brookline; Abram Levy, Jr., '21, of Augusta, Ga.; Arthur MacKay Stoddard '21, of La Salle, III.; Ernest C. Mott-Smith '22, of Honolulu; Gardner Tilton '20, of Lexington; Gurdon Saltonstall Worcester '22, of Boston; and Henry Serrano Villard '21. Manager, of New York City.
University Wrestling.--Ben Bennett Corson Occ., of Brighton, Me.; Charles Putnam Smith '21, of Arlington; George Van Siclen Smith '22, of Richmond Hill, L. I.; Harold Brooks Walker '22, of Detroit, Mich.; Thomas Levine Parsonnet '22, of Newark, N. J.; Samuel Scheinfein '21, of Malden; Ansel McBride Kinney '20, of South West Port Mouten, Nova Scotia; and Alfred Thomas Kent '22, of Brockton, Manager.
University Fencing.--Royal Henderson Snow '20, of Chicago, Ill.; George Parker Howard '20, of Buzzards Bay; and Samuel Hanson Ordway '21 of New York City.
It was voted to award Freshman numerals as follows:
Freshman Swimming.--Winthrop Hallowell Churchill, of Milton; Reginald Forman Brander, of New York, N. Y.; Bernard Sheridan Cogan, of Stoneham; John Walter Friedlander, of Cincinnati, O.; Phillips Wendland Goodell, of Loda, Ill.; Richard Dana Gross; of Roxbury; Alexander Douglas Knox, of Cambridge; Arthur Webster Morse, of Boston; William Frissell Wyman, of Augusta, Me.; and Harry Ranger Mack, Manager, of New York City.
Freshman Wrestling.--Charles Andrew Eastman, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; Melvin Henry Dennis, of Toledo; O.; Milman Hart Linn, Jr., of South Zanesville, O.; Vincent Bliss Linn, of South Zanesville, O.; Harold Jacob Freedman, of Berlin, N. H.; Richard Carl Weber, Jr., of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and John Paul Merrill, Manager, of Buffalo, N. Y.
The University and Freshman track schedules were approved at the committee meeting; these schedules include 12 meets for the University team and four for the Freshmen. The University golf schedule and the Freshman lacrosse schedule were also ratified
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