Cleve Abbott
Class of 1995

Category: Football

Born: 12/18/1892
Died: 4/16/1995
Birthplace: Yankton, SD

Cleve Abbott was born December 18, 1892 in Yankton, South Dakota. Holder of one of the world's greatest coaching records. Won 61 championships in football, basketball, tennis and women's track at Tuskegee University. Five National championships in football, 1926, 1929, 1939, 1931, 1934. Won 12 and tied one Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships from 1923 through 1944 (11 straight). Went 46 games without defeat. Football record 191-89-5. Tennis record-23 SIAC championships. Basketball record-one championship. Track record-15 Women's Senior Outdoor AAU championships; 6 Women's Junior Outdoor AAU championships; four Women's Senior Indoor AAU championships. One of the founders of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). He is deceased.





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