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Harvey Harman


Harvey John Harman

Inducted 1981

Date of Birth



Selinsgrove, PA


Rutgers University (1938-1941)

Rutgers University (1946-1955)

University of Pennsylvania (1931-1937)

Sewanee: The University of the South (1930-1930)

Haverford College (1922-1929)


Few men loved the game more than Harvey Harman, a huge man with a dedication to the sport. A former president of the American Football Coaches Association, Harman received that group's Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, symbolic of outstanding service to the profession. It was not surprising that Harman achieved such acclaim, for he learned his football lessons from two of the game's greatest mentors - Glenn "Pop" Warner and Jock Sutherland - while at Pittsburgh. Harman was a starting tackle for the Panthers before taking his first coaching assignment at Haverford. From there he moved on to Sewanee (the University of the South), Pennsylvania and Rutgers. It was at Rutgers that he had his greatest success, directing the Scarlet Knights to a 26-7-1 record before interrupting his career to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Harman returned to Rutgers after the war and led the Scarlet Knights for another ten seasons, before accepting a position as Executive Director of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. In that capacity, Harman became known as the goodwill ambassador for football, continuing to serve the game until his death in 1969. His career record lists a slate of 140-104-7.


Wins 140

Losses 104

Ties 7

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