Clarence Munn, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Clarence Munn

American football player and coach, college athletics administrator

Date of Birth: 11-Sep-1908

Place of Birth: Andover, Minnesota, United States

Date of Death: 18-Mar-1975

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Clarence Munn

  • Clarence Lester "Biggie" Munn (September 11, 1908 – March 18, 1975) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator.
  • He was the head football coach at Albright College (1935–1936), Syracuse University (1946), and most notably Michigan State College (1947–1953), where his 1952 squad won a national championship.
  • Munn retired from coaching in 1953 to assume duties as Michigan State's athletic director, a position he held until 1971.
  • Each year, the Michigan State Spartans football team hands out the "Biggie Munn Award" to the team's most motivational player.
  • MSU's Munn Ice Arena, built in 1974, is named in his honor.
  • Munn was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1959, and, in 1961, he became Michigan State's first inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
  • He authored the coaching textbook Michigan State Multiple Offense in 1953.

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