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Michigan Has
Athletic Staff
Each Mentor Is An Expert
In His Field; Nearly All
Were Stars In College

Four Of The Mentors Who Will Guide Varsity Fortunes During



Trackmen Favored In Big Tens

Incessantly striving to carry on
the famed Michigan spirit imbued in
athletic annals by Fielding . Yost,
"Grand Old Man" of Wolverine sport
tradition, the well-knit Maize and
Blue coaching staff comprises some
of the nation's most renowned ath-
letic mentors.
Yost, himself symbolizing in every
respect the great spirit and sports-
manship which has come to be syn-
onymous with Michigan, and which
he has built up through his untiring
efforts from the time his "point-a-
minute" gridiron aggregations were
making football history right up to
the present, still remains the moti-
vating force behind the Wolverine
set-up in his capacityhas athletic
Crisler Takes Over
Assistant athletic director and
chief pilot of Michigan's football
fortunes is Herbert Orrin Crisler,
more commonly known as "Fritz."
Assuming control of the Wolverine
gridiron team when it was entrench-
ed in the morass of mediocrity in
1938, Crisler immediately injected
into the Maize and Blue his master-
ful touch which had won him coach-
ing fame at Chicago, Minnesota, and
Princeton, and a highly successful
season resulted, an occurrence that
was 'duplicated again last fall.
When Crisler left Princeton he
selected Earl Martineau, Tiger back-
field coach, to accompany him here
in the same capacity. Martineau
won All-American halfback honors
at Minnesota in 1923, at the same
time being awarded the Western
Conference medal for proficiency in
scholarship and athletics.
Munn Is Line Coach
Another Minnesota all-time grid-
iron great who is now at Michigan
Jinxed Varsity
Neiters Vision
Despite withdrawals, ineligibilities,
and injuries, the 1940 edition of the
Michigan tennis team should do as
'well as last year's team which fin-
ished third in the Big Ten.
The Wolverine's toughest compe-
tition in the dual meets and Confer-
ence championships will undoubted-
ly come from Northwestern, Wiscon-
sin, Chicago, Ohio State, and Illin-
ois. The Big Ten meet will be held
at Evanston, Ililnois, May 23, 24 and
25, on the home courts of North-
western University.
Northwestern is the odds on favor-
ite to win the title with Seymour
Greenberg, National Public Parks
champion, Jerry Clifford, and Har-
rison O'Neill their top men.
Wisconsin, with Sherwood Goren-
stein, Art Nielsen and Ed Koehl will
be just as formidable. Chicago, the
outstanding tennis team in the Mid-
dle West, and Big Ten champions for
the past four years, has lost the
Murphy twins, Chet and Bill, Sho-
strom,yand Art Kritenstein and are
expected to be much weaker. How-
ever, the addition of Pat Sawyer,
Chicago junior champion, will
strengthen it to the point where
it must be considered before the
trophies are handed out.
If all goes well, Michigan will be
one of the ranking tennis squads in
the Middle West next spring. Lawton
Hammett, one of the outstanding
prospects to hit the campus in years,
is expected to be eligible along with
Jim Porter, who earlier this spring
beat Carl Fischer, Detroit City
Jim Tobin, who has been ailing
with a bad knee, anticipates an oper-

ation this summer. If this is success-
ful and Tobin approximates the form
he reached against O'Neill of North-
western in the Conference champion-
ships last June,,Coach Weir will have
at his disposal probably the out-
standing trio in the Conference and
Middle West.
Graduation leaves
Vacant Grid Posts
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see the most service are Ed Frutig,
Joe Rogers, Ed Czak and Harlin
Fraumann, among the veterans, while
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wellover 155 in practice. and might
spring an upset in the event, having
already defeated Harris in the In-
diana Relays..R
The Hoosiers will have their great
sophomore distance man, Campbell
Kane, in his first outdoor Confer-
ence meet. The brilliant Kane won
the mile indoors and was second
in the 880. In both eyents he is
potentially a record-breaker, though
he hasn't yet shown that he can
double successfully.
In addition to Michigan's return-
ing champions, four other title-
holders will be back to defend their
crowns: Myron Piker, Northwest-
ern's 100-yard-dash king; Cochran
in the low hurdles; Roger Poorman,
Indiana's javelin thrower; and Ed
Buxton, Wisconsin's indoor and out-
door 880 champion.
Of these, Piker, Cochran and Poor-
man will be favored to repeat, but
'Buxton, who surprised the experts

by winning the indoor title, will have
to step to defeat Kane. Ohio's Les
Eisenhart, and Michigan's Dye Ho-
gan a second time.
If the breaks aren't completely
hostile, Michigan can run up an im-
pressive winning total, while if they
go against the Wolverines -there is
a possibility of defeat. The Hoosiers
can expect little improvement over
what they did indoors, but Michigan,
can easily gain more points in every
running event from the dash
through the mile. With the bril-
liant sophomore pole vault prospect,
Charlie Decker, back in shape, and
with Ostroot expected to gain points
in the shot put, the Wolverines
could run up a big lead.
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imparting his football knowledge,
absorbed while winning All-Ameri-
can guard honors for two years, is
Clarence Munn, line coach.
In charge of the all-important job
of training freshman gridders for
the future jump to the varsity is Wally
Weber, yearling football mentor, who
blasted Michigan opponents back in
1925 and 1926 as a fullback.
The only Michigan man to be hon-
ored with All-American football se-
lection for three years, Bennie Ooster-
baan, is still devoting his athletic
energies to the Wolverine cause. One
of Michigan's few nine-letter men,
Bennie now serves as head basket-
ball coach, and in addition was re-
cently named to take over the duties
of end coach on the football team,
succeeding Campbell Dickson.
Faced with the tough task of
maintaining Wolverine track pres-
tige at the pinnacle to which it had
been built up by his successors, Steve
Farrell and Charlie Hoyt, Ken Doh-
erty proved himself equal to the
occasion last winter when he brought
his indoor track squad through to
a Big Ten Championship in his first
test. Ken was national decathlon
champion in 1928 and 1929, and in
the 1928 Olympics placed third in
this event at Antwerp.
Stackhouse Fills Vacancy
When Doherty moved up from his
freshman post to become varsity
track mentor this year, Chester
Stackhouse, Saginaw High school
coach, was chosen to fill the vacancy.
Stackhouse has compiled an impos-
ing record as a developer of track-
men. Such track luminaries as Bill
Watson, Ralph Schwarzkopf, and
Jack Leutritz performed under

Stackhouse before winning college
A famed major league hurler with
the Cincinnati Reds and the New
York Yankees, Ray Fisher has serv-
ed in the capacity of head baseball
coach since 1921, and in that time
has produced six Big Ten champion-
ship diamond teams.
A record unparalleled in swimming
history has been compiled since the
advent of Matt Mann, admiral of
the tankmen. Coming to Michigan in
1925, Mann has led his natators to 11
Big Ten and 11 National Collegiate
Weir Is Tennis Mentor
With an imposing record as a per-
former behind him, Leroy Weir as-
sumed the coaching duties of the
Maize and Blue tennis team two
years ago. Since that time his net
teams have turned in an impressive
dual meet record, and prospects for
future improvement are bright.
Although Cliff Keen is a lawyer
by profession, he devotee his energies
to handling the Michigan wrestling.
team. While an undergraduate at
Oklahoma A. & M. Keen copped the
national heavyweight mat champ-
Since Eddie Lowrey took over
hockey coaching responsibilities in
1927, his teams have won three Big
Ten titles and tied for two others.
Lowrey, himself, was a star puck
performer on the old Ottawa Sen-
After winning twelve letters at Ok-
lahoma University, in addition to
attaining Phi Beta Kappa honors,
Ray Courtright went to the Univer-
sity of Nevada, then came to Michi-
gan to handle the golf coaching

duties, which he has done in capable signed. McCoy was a five-letter man
fashion. at Michigan in 1927-29 when he
Latest addition to Wolverine starred in basketball and baseball,
coaching ranks is Ernie McCoy, who and is now devoting his efforts to
was selected to fill the vacancy handling the freshman baseball
created when Campbell Dickson re- team.


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