Fred Bennion

Fred W. Bennion (September 29, 1884 – January 1960) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Utah from 1910 to 1913 and at the Agricultural College of the State of Montana—now Montana State University—from 1914 to 1917, compiling a career college football record of 27–15–8. Bennion was also the head basketball coach at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1908 to 1910, at Utah from 1911 to 1914, and at Montana Agricultural from 1914 to 1919, amassing a career college basketball record of 96–31. In addition, He was the head baseball coach at BYU from 1909 to 1912, tallying a mark of 11–10.

Fred Bennion
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Biographical details
Born(1884-09-24)September 24, 1884
Detroit, Michigan
DiedJanuary 18, 1960(1960-01-18) (aged 75)
Denver, Colorado
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914–1917Montana A&M / State
1914–1919Montana A&M / State
Head coaching record
Overall27–15–8 (football)
96–31 (basketball)
11–10 (baseball)

Bennion was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Utah. He also studied agriculture at Montana State. Following his coaching career, he worked as an agricultural agent in Umatilla County, Oregon and Montana during the 1920s.[1] He died in 1960 after a short illness.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Utah Utes (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1910–1913)
1910 Utah 4–2 2–2 4th
1911 Utah 5–1–1 3–1–1 T–2nd
1912 Utah 5–1–1 4–1 2nd
1913 Utah 2–4–1 1–2 5th
Utah: 16–8–3 0–6
Montana A&M / Montana State Bobcats (Independent) (1914–1916)
1914 Montana A&M 5–1
1915 Montana A&M 4–2–1
1916 Montana State 2–2–2
Montana State Bobcats (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1917)
1917 Montana State 0–2–2
Montana A&M / State: 11–7–5
Total: 27–15–8


  1. ^ "Fred Bennion, former Montanan, Becomes County Agent Leader". The Troy Tribune. August 20, 1926. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Fred Bennion Taken By Death", Montana Standard, Wednesday, January 20, 1960, Butte, Montana, United States Of America

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