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 Luther College through sixty years, 1861-1921

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Walter Jewell

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Luther College biography special instructors & officials, athletic department and personal information, pg 96, 128 & 332-333

Walter A. Jewell, 1919 (Sept.-Nov.). LL.B., University of lowa, 1919; Football Coach, Luther College, 1919; Attorney-at-Law, Decorah, lowa, 1919-1921; High School Teacher and Athletic Coach, Allerton, lowa, 1921-1922; Student, University of lowa, summer, 1922.

Personal information: Born February 24, 1896 in Decorah, Iowa; parents, Ben E. Jewell & Katherine Elliot; married, Florence Bucknell, 1917; Residence, Allerton, Iowa.

Professional coaching was first made a policy of the school when Walter Jewell served as football coach in 1919. Intercollegiate football was introduced again [following suspension during the 1918 influenza epidemic] in 1919 a football coach was a necessity. Walter Jewell, who had played tackle on the Iowa University eleven, was selected to coach the team. Making a football team out of men with practically no experience was no easy task. Mr. Jewell worked diligently and faithfully. Although he did not develop a winning combination, his efforts were of great value to the team the following year.

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