Emmons Dunbar

IntroAmerican football player and coach
Was American football player 
Football player 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Birth 24 March 1882 
Death 20 July 1954 

(aged 72 years)

Emmons Burdette Dunbar (March 24, 1882 – July 20, 1954) was an American agriculturalist and college football coach. He served as head coach of the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in 1901.


Dunbar was born in Springville, New York in 1882. As a youth, he was tutored by fellow Springville native and legendary coach Glenn “Pop” Warner in the intricacies of the unbalanced line used to great effect by the Carlisle Indians. In 1900, Dunbar enrolled in the Maryland Agricultural College, where he played on the football team as a guard from 1900 to 1902. The team elected him as captain in 1902, but he broke his leg in the second game against Mount Saint Joseph College. Dunbar graduated from the Maryland Agricultural College in 1903 with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Agricultural Course. He married in 1910 and worked as an agronomist for the I. A. Corporation in Buffalo, New York. Dunbar was a member of the Freemasons.

Head coaching record

Maryland Aggies (Independent) (1901)