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Among sports figures who had notable ...
Among sports figures who had notable careers in the state were Fielding H. Yost (b.West Virginia, 1871?1946), University of Michigan football coach; Joe Louis (Joseph Louis Barrow, b.Alabama, 1914-81), heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949; "Sugar Ray" Robinson (1921-89), who held at various times the welterweight and middleweight boxing titles; and baseball Hall of Famers Al Kaline (b.Maryland, 1934) and Tyrus Raymond ("Ty") Cobb (b.Georgia, 1886?1961), who won 12 batting titles, were Detroit Tigers stars.
Escape Into Life
That sums up the philosophy of Fielding H. Yost, the University of Michigan football coach from 1901 to 1926.
That also became Yost's nickname as his "point-a-minute" Wolverine squads ran roughshod over opponents.
According to University of Michigan legend, [...]
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
Then in 1943, according to Massie, "Fielding Yost was named head football coach at the University of Michigan and soon launched the golden era of the gridiron for Ann Arbor… but he was no naturalist or historian.
NAIC Online - NAIC Stock Selection Guide
Some of the philosophy behind the development of the Guide came from Fielding Yost, Mr. Nicholson's football coach at the University of Michigan.Mr. Yost was a proponent of "a strong defense and a long-scoring play."
Past Inductees - Hall of Fame Induction Gala - Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation
All-Western football player at the University of Michigan in 1909 and 1910 for Fielding H. Yost.
Played three years under legendary coach, Fielding Yost, at the University of Michigan, alongside Benny Friedman.