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Edward Mylin


Edward Everett Mylin

Inducted 1974

Date of Birth



Leaman Place, PA


Lafayette College (1937-1942)

New York University (1947-1949)

Lafayette College (1946-1946)

Bucknell University (1934-1936)

Lebanon Valley College (1923-1933)


Edward E. Mylin was personable, friendly, and popular with students, faculty, and even rival coaches. They nicknamed him "Hook" for his long arms. He was captain and quarterback two years for the team at Franklin and Marshall College, 1915-16. He also lettered in soccer, baseball, track and basketball and was senior class president. He was captain in the U.S. Army and served overseas in World War I. Mylin coached at prep schools and in 1923 became head coach at Lebanon Valley College. He moved to Bucknell in 1934. The 1934 team conquered Miami in the first Orange Bowl. Lafayette hired him in 1937. The team had gone 1-8 the previous year; Mylin had an 8-0 season. His team posted seven shutouts, outscored the opposition 103-6, and he was voted Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. His 1938 Lafayette team beat Penn State and the 1940 team was unbeaten and upset Army. His Lafayette term was interrupted by three years of service in World War II. He moved to New York University in 1947 and coached three years. Mylin's record at Lebanon Valley was 38-45-12, at Bucknell 17-9-3, Lafayette 36-24-1, New York U. 8-17-1. The totals 99-95-17.


Wins 99

Losses 95

Ties 17

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