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Yost Retires After 20 Years Of Directing Michigan


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Fritz Crisler
May Get Post
As Successor
Fine Athletic Plant Stands
Here As Great Tribute
To The 'Grand OldMan
Supplementing one of the greatest
athletic plants anywhere in the world,
Michigan has a coaching staff that
is envied throughout the nation.
Headed for the past 20 years by Field-
ing H. Yost, Michigan's "grand old
man," this group of men has built
up an enviable reputation for -char-
acter-building and good sportsman-
Coming to Ann Arbor in 1901, Yost
began a career that has endeared him
to the hearts of every loyal sports
ehthusiastc Taking a football team of
indifferenthability, "Hurry-Up"
Whipped up the first of,the immortal
Point-A-Minute elevens that were to
sky-rocket Michigan to the top of the
sports world. During the years that
followed Yost continued to bring out
$eams that dominated the football
In 1921, when Yost became Director
of Athletics, he began a program of
expansion that has continu~ed to the
Diary Reviews
Year's Activity
rOf Wolverines
Sports Calendar Reveals
Michigan Teams Still
'ChampionsOf West'
(Continued from Page 9)
imperfectly executed basketball per-
haps, but there is a compensating
let-'em-have-it spirit in the Wolver-
ine camp and the home crowd en-
joys each tackle and every right
Jan. 11: News headline! Michigan
captures state hockey championship!
We subdue Michigan College of
Mines twic' for our only puck wins
oa the year, and the winner of this
seies is automatically the champ.
Kipda like pro wrestling.
March 8: Arrives the biggest
sports day of the year, quantita-
tively speaking, and the biggest
headache for the sports night editor.
Michigan not unexpectedly relin-
quishes the Conference track title to
Indiana. The untouchable swim-
ming team sweeps all opposition
asunder to aflhass an unprecedented
87 points in the Big Ten meet. And.
Jim Galles wins the only Wolverine
Conference wrestling title in the 175-
pound division.
March 29: Yale reduces Matt
Mann to a nervous wreck for awhile
in the National Collegiates, but his
terrible tankmen finally bring home
the bacon with 61 points to old Eli's
April.5: Even the great must fall
at last. Matt Mann meets his neme-
sis as the Chicago Towers swimmers
filch Michigan's National A.A.U. tank
crown by a margin of six inches in
the last race of the two-day meet.
Story-book stuff with reverse Eng-
lish this time.
May 10: BINGO! It's bank night
for the Wolverines today and a fit-
ting end to this summary of the
Michigan sport parade for 1940-41.
The baseball team wallops Illinois,
7-2, to retain their Big Ten lead asi
sophomore Dick Wakefield belts out

the longest homer ever perpetratedi
on Ferry Field; and the scarlet and;
gray banner of Ohio State is sullied
most mercilessly when the Buckeyes;
-are beaten in golf, tennis and track,1
the latter by an incredible 90-41]

The Great Scalper And Some

Of Those Who Will Help Carry On His Traditions

Cindermen Seek Big Ten Title

(Continued from Page 9)
entrants in the dashes, has been ham-
pered by a bad leg since the Drake
Relays and so is not expected to show
much today.
It is almost a certainty that the
Buckeyes' famous .timber-topper, .Bob
Wright, will capture both hurdle
events. Northwestern's Capt. Joe
Finch is expected to offer Wright
the most opposition in the lew hur-
dies, with Indiana's Cochran, and
Dave Rankin of Purdue, and Michi-
gan's Frank McCarthy and Neil Mac=

Intyre prioaably pressing him to the
finish in the highs.
Michigan also has an almost cer-
tain first place winner in the person
of Capt: Don Canham, leading ,high-
jumper ┬░of, the Conference. Canham
reached a height of 6 ft., 5 in., in
the Buckeye meet and he probably
could have gone even higher, had
he not .bruised his heel on his next
try. However, Canham is ready today,
and with Wes Allen, who has appar-
ently returned to his previous top
form, also entered, the Wolverines
(Continued on Page 12)



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present. He started in lifting the face
of the campus by building the Field
House, which was the first structure
of its kind in 1923. Then in rapid suc-
cession the Coliseum was purchased,
the stadium built, Palmer Field com-
pleted, and finally in 1929 the Sports
Building was finished.
Crjsler May Succeed Yost
Probable successor to retiring Di-
rector Yost is Herbert O. "Fritz" Cris-
ler, who came here in 1938 with a
record of winning performances. With
an inexperienced squad as a nucleus
he has brought forth teams which,
in the last three years, have won 19,
tied one and lost four games. Crisler
was aso an honor student during his
undergraduate days at Chicago Uni-
versity. Previous to coming here, he
coached teams at Chicago, Minnesota
and Princeton.
Assistant to Crisler and backfield
coach, is Earl Martineau, who came
here from Princeton along with his
boss. "Marty" was All-American at
Minnesota in 1923. In that same year
he' was also awarded the Western
Conference medal for proficiency in
scholarship and athletics.
-Clarence Munn, in charge of line-
man, was, like Martincau, an All-
American from Minnesota and also
won the Western Conference medal
for combined athletic and scholar-
ship excellence.
Welly Weber, fullback here in 1925-
26, has the all-important job of

grooming hopeful freshman football
candidates for the step to varsity
Michigan's only three-time All-
American, Bennie Oosterbadn is head
basketball coach. Also serving in the
capacity of end coach on the'football
staff, he is one of the few men to re-
ceive nine varsity awards while at
Ken Doherty continued in the foot-
steps of his predecessors, Steve Far-
rell and Charlie Hoyt, by retaining
both the indoor and outdoor track
crowns in his first year as head coach
of the cindermen in 1940. Ken was
national decathlon champion in 1928-
29 and he finished third in the same
event in the 1928 Oympics at Ant-s
Stackhouse Yearling Mentor
Chosen to fill the freshman position
vacated by Doherty, when Ken was
appointed" head coach, Chester
"Stack" Stackhouse is the present
yearling trace mentor. Before coming
here, he coached such track notables
as Bill Watson, Ralph Schwarzkopf,
and Jack Leutritz at Saginaw High
Ray Fisher, who is Varsity baseball
coach, was a former wig league ball-
player with the Cincinnati Reds and
the New York Yankees. Coming here
in 1921 he has since that time pro-
duced six Big Ten championship
Varsity swimming coach Matt

Mann has probably the most enviable
record of the entire staff. Since he
began here in 1925 he has produced
12 Big Ten championships and 12
Intercollegiate championships, the
last being consecutive. Last year
Mann's squad became the first to win
the Big Ten, the National Intercol-
legiate and the National AAU crowns
in one year.
Weir Bosses Netters
Three years ago Leroy Weir came
here as mentor of the Maize and
Blue tennis squad with an imposing
record. Since then his teams have
vastly improved, so that today they
rank as favorites to capture this
years tennis title.
Although Cliff Keen is a lawyer
by profession, he much prefers in-
structing the University wrestlers.
During his undergraduate years at
Oklahoma A.&M. he won the national
collegiate mat championship.

Arbor, he coached teams at the Uni-
versity of Nevada.
Latest addition to the Wolverine
coaching staff is Ernie McCoy, who
came here last year to take charge- of
freshmen baseball prospects. In 1927-
29 he won five letters and starred in
basketball and baseball.

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Hopes Depend On Seedings

Although Michigan's tennis stock
is booming at the present moment,
much of its hope for winning ' the
Conference net crown this year will
depend on the way the Wolverines
fare in the seedings at the Big Ten
meet in Chicago, May 29, 30 and 31.
So far this season Coach Leroy
Weir's netters have walked off with
six straight Big Ten victories, knock-,
ing off Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois,
Purdue, Northwestern, and Ohio
Stae in that order. The Wildcats,
defending titleholders, and the Buck-
eyes, however, showed that they will
have to be reckoned with before any
titles are decided.
Seedings Vital
Seedings can go a long way in help-
ing or hindering the chances the
Wolverines have for bagging the,
championship. The system works
in such a way that the players who
have won the most victories in dual
meets usually get the two seedings
in their own division.
On the Michigan roster at the
present are two men, Wayne Stille,
number four man, and Tom Gamon,
fifth singles player, whose slates are
void of, defeat. Lawton Hammett,
number two man, Jim Porter, third
singles player, and Alden Johnson,
in the last singles spot, have tasted
defeat but once, while Capt. Jim To-
bin, number one man on the squad,
has split even in his six matches.
Unless some unforeseen event oc-


curs in the draw, Stille and Gamon
should be given top seedings in their
respective brackets which means that
they are expected to reach the finals
without too much difficulty. Since
only two players receive top posi-
tions, it is quite probably that both
of these men will get seeded.
Prospects Unknown
The prospects of Hammett, Porter
and Johnson getting seeded depend
on the final outcome of the other
Conference teams. Should only one
man in their brackets go through
his matches unbeaten, the ones who
were defeated once would have to
flip a coin to see who would get the
other seeded position.
Tobin, on the other hand, stands
very little chance since he has lost
to Sherwood Gorenstein of Wiscon-
sin, Calvin Sawyier of Chicago, and
Seymour Greenberg of Northwesterpt
defending champion of the first
As far as the doubles go, the Weir-
men stand a very good chance of
getting all three duos seeded. The
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