Al Simpson (Football Coach) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Alexander Irv Simpson was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Southern Oregon College of Education—now known as Southern Oregon University—in Ashland, Oregon for five seasons, from 1946 until 1950. His coaching record at Southern Oregon was 27–16–1.

Sport(s): Football, basketball
Born: Jul 19, 1916, Humboldt County, California
Died: Sept 13, 1976, Cottage Grove, Oregon
Overall: 27–16–1 (football), 23–3 (basketball)
Bowls: 1–2

About Al Simpson

Head coach of the Southern Oregon Raiders from 1946 until 1950.

Before Fame

He graduated from Southern Oregon College in 1937 and the University of Oregon in 1939.


He was ranked #6 in total wins at Southern Oregon after retirement and at .625, #1 in the school’s winning percentage.

Family Life

He fathered three children: Patrick, Don, and Alexis.


He served as coach of Medford High School’s Black Tornado football team, until Bill Bowerman returned to the position after fighting in World War II; Bowerman would later co-found Nike.

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Latest information about Al Simpson updated on September 12, 2020.

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