John Longwell

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John B. Longwell was the head coach of the Howard Bulldogs in 1909, 1911 and 1916-1917.

Longwell took over the Howard College program from interim coach Winton M. Blount, Sr. in 1909. His first team went 5-2-1 and outscored opponents 82 to 30 over 8 games. J. C. Donnelly coached the next season. When Longwell returned the following season, the 1-6-1 1911 Bulldogs only managed 6 points to their opponents 158 in an 8-game season. Lonnie Noojin coached the next three seasons, succeeded by Eugene Caton in 1915. Longwell returned in 1916 and guided the Bulldogs to a 6-4 record (146 points scored to 92 points against). He coached the first five games of the next season before resigning. Bill Streit completed the 3-3-1 season.

His overall record with the Bulldogs was 14-14-3 in 31 games. He ranks 11th in games coached, 10th for number of wins and 16th in winning percentage. His teams averaged 8.74 points per game.

During the 1916-1917 season, Longwell also coached Howard's basketball team, which had not played since 1905. That reconstituted team went 3-5 with wins against teams organized by Anniston Presbyterian Church, the Acipco YMCA and the Birmingham Railroad Power & Light YMCA. R. E. Mitchell took over the team the next year.

In 1919 Longwell became the 16th head football coach for the New York University Violets. In one season there he compiled a 4-4-0 record, which was good enough for 10th place among NYU coaches for total wins and 6th for winning percentage.

Preceded by:
Winton Blount, Sr
Samford Bulldogs head football coach
1909
Succeeded by:
J. C. Donnelly
Preceded by:
J. C. Donnelly
Samford Bulldogs head football coach
1911
Succeeded by:
Lonnie Noojin
Preceded by:
Eugene Caton
Samford Bulldogs head football coach
1916 - 1917
Succeeded by:
Bill Streit
Preceded by:
unknown
Samford Bulldogs head basketball coach
1916 - 1917
Succeeded by:
R. E. Mitchell

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