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Shack Shealy

American football head coach

Shack Shealy (Alonzo Sheck Shealy) was the head coach of the Clemson college football program in 1904, and the only Clemson graduate (1899) to be head coach of his alma mater. A member of Clemson's first football team in 1896, Alonzo Sheck Shealy was the fifth head coach of the Tigers, leading them for one season in 1904. Shealy served as team captain in 1898. Shealy was born June 1, 1874, at Etheridge, South Carolina, in what is now known as Saluda County (formerly part of Edgefield County). His father, J. Edward Shealy, was a well-to-do planter of Edgefield, his mother was Miss Frances Linder, of Lexington. Attended public schools of this County until February 1894, when he entered Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, in June 1894; graduated 1899 with a Bachelor of Science degree. "He decided to take the agricultural course and has pursued it to a successful completion. He has been honored with the highest office in the corps, being appointed Senior Captain in February 1898. He has been president of the Columbian Society, was captain of the '98 foot ball [sic] team, holding the position of left end in a manner that left nothing to be desired. "After graduation Mr.  ( Wikipedia article )

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