Cradle of Coaches Archive

On April 19, 2014, John Harbaugh became the most recent inductee into the Cradle of Coaches. Read about the induction ceremony here or view the highlights here.

John Harbaugh's coaching tree.

John Harbaugh’s coaching tree.

Cradle of Coaches: A Legacy of Excellence
Cradle of Coaches: A Miami University Libraries Longform Project

Eight archival boxes.

Miami University: The Cradle of Coaches

Miami University: The Cradle of Coaches

Miami University has been called the Cradle of Coaches. Each of the following was a Miami player and sometimes also a coach or assistant coach at Miami. The Archive includes playbooks, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, posters, artifacts, and/or papers of:

      • Weeb Ewbank (coach of the Baltimore Colts [1954-1962] and New York Jets [1963-1973])
      • Paul Brown (coach at Ohio State [1941-43] and for the Cleveland Browns [1946-1962] and Cincinnati Bengals [1968-1975])
      • Carmen Cozza (coach at Yale [1965-1996])
      • Sid Gilman (coach of the Los Angeles Rams [1955-1960], San Diego Chargers [1961-1971], and the Houston Oilers [1973-1974])
      • Bo Schembechler (coach at Miami University [1963-1968] and the University of Michigan [1969-1989])
      • Randy Walker (coach at Miami University [1990-1999] and Northwestern University [1999- 2006])
A football team of coaches, 1970

A football team of coaches, 1970

Paul Brown Finding Aid
Weeb Ewbank Finding Aid
Sid Gillman Finding Aid
Bob Kurz Finding Aid
Ted Patterson Finding Aid
John Pont Finding Aid
Players and Coaches Finding Aid
Sports Information Finding Aid

Intercollegiate Athletics Cradle of Coaches Web Site
Miami Memories: a Series of Video Vignettes about the History of Miami University Athletics
Miami Stories Oral History Project, an interview with Bob Kurtz

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New finding aid: Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection.

The Indian Creek Baptist Church Meeting Minutes, 1810-1850, has been digitized and transcribed by Samantha Harris as part of a W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust grant. View the digitized copy and transcription here.

Next year's exhibit topics have been selected! Summer 2015: Miami Univeristy in the 1960's, Fall 2015: artists' books, Spring 2016: travel maps & postcards.