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Albert Kawal

Albert P. Kawal
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1912-07-04)July 4, 1912
Died January 1, 1990(1990-01-01) (aged 77)
Playing career



Position(s) Guard (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


Boston University (assistant)
Michigan State (line)
Michigan State (line)
Southern Illinois
Tulane (line)
Lafayette (assistant)
Tulsa (assistant)

Head coaching record
Overall 52–53–6 (football)
10–12 (baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse

Albert P. "Al" Kawal (July 4, 1912 – January 1, 1990) was an American football and basketball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Drake University (1947–1948), Temple University (1949–1954), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1960–1961), compiling a career college football record of 52–53–6. Kawal was also the head baseball coach at the University of Tulsa in 1964, tallying a mark of 10–12. He played football and basketball at Northwestern University

Coaching career


Kawal got his first head coaching job as the 16th head coach for the Drake University Dragons located in Des Moines, Iowa and he held that position for two seasons, from 1947 until 1948. His overall coaching record at Drake was 8 wins, 10 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 14th at Drake in terms of total wins and 17th at Drake in terms of winning percentage. [1]


Prior to coaching at SIU, he was the 15th head coach for the Temple University Owls located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he held that position for six seasons, from 1949 until 1954. His overall coaching record at Temple was 24 wins, 28 losses, and 3 ties. This ranks him sixth at Temple in terms of total wins and 11th at Temple in terms of winning percentage.[2]

Southern Illinois

Kawal was named the eighth head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale, Illinois for four seasons, from 1955 until 1958. His overall coaching record at SIU was 20 wins, 15 losses, and 2 ties. This ranks him seventh at SIU in terms of total wins and fourth at SIU in terms of winning percentage.[3]


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