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Ed Sherman


Edgar Arthur Sherman

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



Licking County, OH


Muskingum University (1945-1966)


Edgar Sherman played football at his high school in Newark, Ohio and at Muskingum College. He graduated from Muskingum in 1936, coached at the high school level and served as assistant coach at Miami University in 1944. In 1945, he became Muskingum's head coach, a job he held for 22 years. His teams won six Ohio Conference championships. His college record was 141-43-7, a percentage of .757. He also served as Muskingum director of athletics, and he worked as a basketball referee. His Muskingum coaching career ended after the 1966 season but he remained on the faculty through 1980. He also coached the Muskingum track team and had a record of 111-21 in dual meets. Sherman was known for his service to the NCAA. He was the NCAA secretary-treasurer for a two-year term, he was chairman of a committee which established the FBS, FCS, II, and III divisions, he was on the NCAA television committee and the NCAA-NAIA joint committee. He served 22 NCAA committees. Sherman received a White House citation for contribution in athletics. In 1982, he received the Corbett Award honoring his work as a college director of athletics. In 1986, Muskingum named its football field for him.


Wins 141

Losses 43

Ties 7

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