Frank Kapral is confirmed dead at the age of 91.
Frank was best known as a American football and wrestling coach.
Frank Kapral
CCG and his football coach, Frank Kapral (2914724077).jpg
Biographical details
Bornc. 1929
DiedMarch 17, 2020
Playing career
1950–1951Michigan State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1967Coast Guard
Head coaching record
Frank S. Kapral was an American football and wrestling coach.
1 Personal life
2 Career
3 See also
4 References
Personal life
Kapral was born around 1929. He graduated from Luzerne High School, Pennsylvania, in 1946. In 1948, he graduated from Wyoming Seminary, and from 1948 to 1952 was a football player and wrestler at Michigan state.
Kapral died on March 17, 2020. He lived with his wife Doris in East Lyme, Connecticut. They are the parents of six children.
He played for Michigan State from 1948 to 1952, and was drafted to the Green Bay Packers. He was forced to leave early in the season as he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army for the Korean War. After the war, he was a coach for football and wrestling at two high schools in Michigan, Dartmouth College, then the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
In 1962 he was appointed a line coach of the Coast Guard Academy football team, and was the head coach in the 1966 and 1967 seasons. His record as football head coach was 0–16. He was also an assistant track and field coach from 1959 to 1961, the head coach of wrestling from 1960 to 1965, assistant director of athletics from 1966 to 1980, and athletic department business manager from 1968 to 1980.
In 1976 he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Wyoming Seminary in 1976 and the Coast Guard Academy in 1979. In 1988, he was named "Man of the Year" by New England College Wrestling.
He retired in 1984, at which point he was at the rank of captain.
See also
List of college football coaches with 0 wins
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