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Ball, Herman

Born: 1910? AD
Died: 1999 AD.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Coach

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1910 - Died on the 9th of May.  

1932 - Ball attended Davis & Elkins College for three years beginning.

1940-1941 - His inaugural season at the helm, Allegany finished undefeated, the first of three spotless campaigns during his tenure.

1943 - He departed for the University of Maryland, he had compiled an impressive mark of 56-13-1.

1945 - Ball also worked part-time as a scout for the Redskins during the season, then joined the team the following year when he was hired as line coach.

1949 - On the 7th of November, Redskins' first-year head coach John Whelchel was dismissed with the team sporting a 3-3-1 mark, with Ball being elevated to the position.

1951  That term would be a short one when the Redskins began the NFL season with an 0-3 start.

         - Ball was fired on the 18th of October, a decision that helped bring about a bizarre situation in which his successor, former Bears assistant Hunk Anderson, was announced as Washington's new head coach, but was prevented from starting his new job because of contract issues with Chicago's George Halas.

1958-1959 - Ball would help the team capture consecutive NFL titles.

1963 - Ball was dismissed and signed as offensive line coach of the American Football League's Buffalo Bills on the 9th of February .

1977 - He remained in that role until announcing his retirement on the 23rd of December.

1999 - Died on the 12th of January at the age of 88 at a Paoli, Pennsylvania hospital of complications from a heart ailment.

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