…from the football coaches of 1934!
In 1934, Connecticut State College welcomed J. O. Christian as the new football coach. The team was small and it’s record unremarkable. The Nutmeg [yearbook] saw hope for for the struggling team and its new coach which saw a string of losses but still fighting to win with no serious injuries. The season ended with only one win (against Coast Guard) and the now infamous ram-napping of the Rhody Ram (URI mascot)! Although unidentified in the photograph, the Nutmeg identifies four coaches and a manager in the team photograph–Coaches Fisher, Christian, Moore, and Heldman and Manager Gilman can be seen on page 190 of the 1935 issue of the Nutmeg (http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/collections/nutmeg/1935.pdf).